Symptoms of Dementia


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General information about symptoms of Dementia: The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible symptoms of Dementia. This symptom information has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of symptoms of Dementia. Furthermore, symptoms of Dementia may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of symptoms and whether they are indeed symptoms of Dementia.

List of symptoms of Dementia: The list of symptoms mentioned in various sources for Dementia includes:

Symptoms of Dementia: The term dementia describes a group of symptoms that are caused by changes in brain function. Dementia symptoms may include asking the same questions repeatedly; becoming lost in familiar places; being unable to follow directions; getting disoriented about time, people, and places; and neglecting personal safety, hygiene, and nutrition. People with dementia lose their abilities at different rates. 1

More symptoms of Dementia: In addition to the above information, to get a full picture of the possible symptoms of this condition and its related conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by complications of Dementia, underlying causes of Dementia, associated conditions for Dementia, risk factors for Dementia, or other related conditions.

Medical articles on symptoms: These general reference articles may be of interest:



Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Forgetfulness It's Not Always What You Think - Age Page - Health Information: NIA

Last revision: July 1, 2003

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