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How do you know if you have dementia?

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Dr. Mariana Dangiolo
Geriatrics 29 years experience
Symptoms of Dementia: The development of multiple cognitive deficits manifested by the impaired ability to learn new or recall previously learned information. Plus, disturbances in language and motor functioning, failure to recognize objects and inability to execute functions such as planning, organizing, calculating. These deficits cause a major ipairment in social or occupational functioning affecting independence.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
You don't!: There are many things that can cause memory problems! stress is one of the most common. If you have concerns, do not try to diagnose yourself! make an appointment with your family doc and if medically cleared, see a geriatric psychiatrist in your area.

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How to know you may have dementia?

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Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Memory loss +: Dementia is characterized by profound cognitive impairment including memory and perception of things around you. A neuropsychologist can perform tests which will identify the level of impairment.

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