Slight intellectual changes are often the first signs of cognitive disturbance.  These can lead to the reduced ability of coping with new situations or perform routine tasks. Below are the most common cognitive HD symptoms;

  • Difficulty organizing, prioritizing or focusing on tasks
  • Lack of flexibility or the tendency to get stuck on a thought, behavior or action (perseveration)
  • Lack of impulse control that can result in outbursts, acting without thinking and sexual promiscuity
  • Lack of awareness of one’s own behaviours’ and abilities
  • Slowness in processing thoughts or ”finding” words
  • Difficulty in learning new information