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What are the most common symptoms of dementia?

What are the most common symptoms of dementia?

Memory is first: By definition, if you have dementia you have a problem with memory. Other symptoms include problems with language, trouble using objects like tools, trouble evaluating and processing information, trouble knowing that you have deficits. Other types of symptoms include delusions, hallucinations, depression, anxiety, aggression, disinhibition, irritability and mood lability. ...Read more

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Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dementia (Definition)

Dementia is a condition characterized by loss of brain function, manifesting as deficits in memory, reasoning, and judgment, as well as changes in behavior. These deficits are beyond what is ...Read more


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Could you explain what is dementia and some common symptoms that indicate people have it?

Could you explain what is dementia and some common symptoms that indicate people have it?

Cognitive decline: Losses in mental functioning beyond normal aging - often short term memory may come first but other abilities may also be affected - planning, judgement, personality, temper, etc. There are several types with different profiles and they can progress fast, slowly or not at all. Alzheimer's, vascular(stroke), trauma, hiv/aids, lewey body are some very distinct types you might have heard of. Be well. ...Read more

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How common is dementia at age 20? Can easily forgetting recent events, like putting something away, be a symptom? No history, dad has memory issues.

How common is dementia at age 20? Can easily forgetting recent events, like putting something away, be a symptom? No history, dad has memory issues.

Rare: You are probably alert for sx because of your dad--many other more likely explanations for your forgetfulness--when you hear hoof beats on the bridge don't think first of unicorns! ...Read more

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My father has dementia and he gets angry easily when i ask him to do something. Is this a common symptom?

My father has dementia and he gets angry easily when i ask him to do something. Is this a common symptom?

Yes. Seek support!: It sounds like a very common situation when dealing with dementia. Find support and advice - it is out there. Also, remember that he's hurting too. When things get too bad, many family members feel they need to find a home for the elder. It's not easy no matter what, so get support. Till then, back down from requests and try again later if necessary. Or find alternatives to words. Safety 1st! ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of dementia at 22?

What are the most common causes of dementia at 22?

Wow: It is so uncommon I guess I would say dementia from alcohol and drug abuse, vascular origin and maybe post traumatic would be most common in that age group. You can go way out and say perhaps some severe metabolic disorders like hypothyroidism might be a cause... But all these are really really uncommon. ...Read more

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What are the most common treatments for pick's dementia?

Behavioral mgt: Picks disease is a form of frontotemporal dementia that presents usually in the 40s or 50s. It often has many behavioral problems like disinhibition and hypersexuality, amongst other behavioral problems. Medication for these symptoms is the usual treatment. There is no cure for this dementia. There are no drugs presently approved for this type of dementia. ...Read more

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How common is dementia?

Common: Dementia is fairly common and the biggest risk factor is age. More than 1 out of 100 people aged 65 or less have dementia. Roughly 5 out of 100 of those aged 70, 10 of 100 aged 75, 25 of 100 aged 80 and roughly 45-50 out of 100 of those 85 years old and older have dementia. ...Read more

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What symptoms suggest dementia?

See below: This is classical 10 warning signs and symptoms from web site of alzheimer association. http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_know_the_10_signs.asp once you identify signs and symptoms, then please contact your primary care physician, geriatrician, neurologist or geriatric psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of dementia ?

Memory problems: Memory problems, word finding problems, word substitutions errors, getting lost in places that are familiar are often early symptoms. Also forgetting how to use tools that you used to know how to use. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of dementia?

Early dementia: Behavioral and psychological symptoms (bps) are common in the older population and may be an indication of early dementia. Van der linde rm et al 2012 found that wandering and persecution were independently associated with progression to dementia. Early co morbid conditions include obsessive compulsive disorders with evolving paranoid symptoms such as fear of stealing behaviors. ...Read more

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