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What are noncognitive symptoms of dementia?

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Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry
10 doctors agree

In brief: Behavior and dementi

Behavioral disturbances are frequently the most challenging manifestations of dementia and are exhibited in almost all people with dementia.
Common behavioral disturbances can be grouped into four categories: mood disorders (e.g., depression, apathy, euphoria); sleep disorders (insomnia, hypersomnia, night-day reversal); psychotic symptoms (delusions and hallucinations); and agitation.

In brief: Behavior and dementi

Behavioral disturbances are frequently the most challenging manifestations of dementia and are exhibited in almost all people with dementia.
Common behavioral disturbances can be grouped into four categories: mood disorders (e.g., depression, apathy, euphoria); sleep disorders (insomnia, hypersomnia, night-day reversal); psychotic symptoms (delusions and hallucinations); and agitation.
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Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Great question

The non cognitive sxs are part of the disease, as important if not more so, that the cognitive deficits, for which the diseases causing dementia are known; they include agitation, restlessness, pacing, sleep changes.
, appetite changes, yelling, hitting, cursing, poor frustration tolerance, disinhibition, incontinence, gait changes, tremors...

In brief: Great question

The non cognitive sxs are part of the disease, as important if not more so, that the cognitive deficits, for which the diseases causing dementia are known; they include agitation, restlessness, pacing, sleep changes.
, appetite changes, yelling, hitting, cursing, poor frustration tolerance, disinhibition, incontinence, gait changes, tremors...
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Dr. Ruth Seaman
perfect answer