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What are the early symptoms of dementia?

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Dr. Glenn Archibald
Psychiatry
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In brief: It depends on Early!

Dementia is a syndrome presenting with significant decline in cognition, including short term memory, leading to behavioral problems and decline in ability to care for self.
The onset is usually subtle, gradual and must be differentiated from other causes of imparement, like depression, delirium and normal aging.

In brief: It depends on Early!

Dementia is a syndrome presenting with significant decline in cognition, including short term memory, leading to behavioral problems and decline in ability to care for self.
The onset is usually subtle, gradual and must be differentiated from other causes of imparement, like depression, delirium and normal aging.
Dr. Glenn Archibald
Dr. Glenn Archibald
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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric

In brief: Memory problems

Alzheimers is the most common type of dementia.
First there is trouble forming a memory and ultimately an inability to form a new memory. Word finding problems and trouble paying bills, driving safely, and making decisions follow but often take years to develop. Other types of dementia can present with visual hallucinations, personality change or speech problems.

In brief: Memory problems

Alzheimers is the most common type of dementia.
First there is trouble forming a memory and ultimately an inability to form a new memory. Word finding problems and trouble paying bills, driving safely, and making decisions follow but often take years to develop. Other types of dementia can present with visual hallucinations, personality change or speech problems.
Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: See below

It would be very helpful to look it up at one of the web site because it is well written and explaination.
http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_know_the_10_signs.asp your physician will help you narrow the diagnosis of dementia.

In brief: See below

It would be very helpful to look it up at one of the web site because it is well written and explaination.
http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_know_the_10_signs.asp your physician will help you narrow the diagnosis of dementia.
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
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