1. Confusion or personality changes
Sudden onset confusion or personality changes are a scary symptom, especially because the sufferer, not being in their right mind, may not recognize the problem. Stroke victims, for example, often have slurred or nonsensical speech, but in their minds, they are speaking correctly.
Other things that may trigger sudden confusion include infection, mental health conditions, medication interaction or allergy, and nutritional deficits.
It’s hard for us to behave rationally when our brains are in an uproar, but if your loved ones are worried, it’s important to trust them and get to a doctor ASAP. Whether you have a persistent mental fog, notice that you’ve lost abilities you used to have, or suddenly have no idea where you are or what you’re doing, this is not a symptom that can be safely ignored.