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What are memory loss and disorientation symptoms of?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Dementia: Memory is required for orientation - you have to remember where you are! memory & disorientation are part & parcel of dementia, although this can also be found in depressed patients who aren't paying attention to their surroundings. Delirious patients can also demonstrate memory loss & disorientation. Regardless, someone showing these symptoms needs to be evaluated.
Answered on Dec 27, 2012
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