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Please describe the warning signs of dementia?

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Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Little things: Problems with short term memory, selective word finding, driving, paying bills, shopping, keeping appointments, confusing medication, falls.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Geriatric Psychiatry 25 years experience
Change in function: Dementia develops when there are changes to more than one major brain area and a loss of functioning because of these changes. Early signs often include trouble forming new memories and word finding difficulties but other early signs can be lapses of judgment or getting lost in familiar places.

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