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What are some first signs of dementia besides poor memory?

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Dr. Lance Anderson
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Execve functioning

For a diagnosis of dementia [alzheimers dease, for example] there needs to also be poor executive functioning.
This is the part of our thinking from the most developed pars of our brain, the frontal and pre-frontal cortex. Problems here show up as issues with poor decision making, poor impulse control, difficult with executive tasks such as balancing a checkbook.

In brief: Execve functioning

For a diagnosis of dementia [alzheimers dease, for example] there needs to also be poor executive functioning.
This is the part of our thinking from the most developed pars of our brain, the frontal and pre-frontal cortex. Problems here show up as issues with poor decision making, poor impulse control, difficult with executive tasks such as balancing a checkbook.
Dr. Lance Anderson
Dr. Lance Anderson
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Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Behavior changes

Confusion, disorientation, change in personality (previously quiet and reserved person acts rude and belligerent), agitation, difficulty performing simple math problems, trouble dressing and undressing, poor personal hygiene, paranoid thoughts, change in sleep pattern.

In brief: Behavior changes

Confusion, disorientation, change in personality (previously quiet and reserved person acts rude and belligerent), agitation, difficulty performing simple math problems, trouble dressing and undressing, poor personal hygiene, paranoid thoughts, change in sleep pattern.
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
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