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Are lost car keys a sign of dementia?
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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Signs of dementia
No- losing our car keys is not a sign of dementia.
This is a very common problem. No one would suspect dementia based on this symptom. Signs of dementia include difficulty with memory, language, drawing, calculations, planning, making lists and completing complex tasks. A good example is forgetting to care for personal hygeine, clean your home or shop for food for may days.

In brief: Signs of dementia
No- losing our car keys is not a sign of dementia.
This is a very common problem. No one would suspect dementia based on this symptom. Signs of dementia include difficulty with memory, language, drawing, calculations, planning, making lists and completing complex tasks. A good example is forgetting to care for personal hygeine, clean your home or shop for food for may days.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Dr. Olav Jaren
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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not necessarily
Trouble forming a new memory, getting lost in familiar places and word finding problems are the most common signs of alzheimers.
To diagnose dementia one needs to look for multiple symptoms i n different parts of the brain that are affecting functioning.

In brief: Not necessarily
Trouble forming a new memory, getting lost in familiar places and word finding problems are the most common signs of alzheimers.
To diagnose dementia one needs to look for multiple symptoms i n different parts of the brain that are affecting functioning.
Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dr. John Hsiao
Psychiatry
In brief: Maybe
Everybody loses their car keys or forgets a name or can't remember what they did yesterday.
... Some times. Some people habitually lose things, forget things, or space out, but that's just who they are. Dementia is persistent loss in cognitive ability or function. What was the question, again?

In brief: Maybe
Everybody loses their car keys or forgets a name or can't remember what they did yesterday.
... Some times. Some people habitually lose things, forget things, or space out, but that's just who they are. Dementia is persistent loss in cognitive ability or function. What was the question, again?
Dr. John Hsiao
Dr. John Hsiao
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