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Signs of Dementia

Symptoms of Dementia

The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources for Dementia may include:

Note that Dementia symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Dementia signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor.

Signs or 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. (Source: excerpt from Forgetfulness It's Not Always What You Think -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

More Symptoms of Dementia:

More detailed symptom information may be found on the symptoms of Dementia article. In addition to the above medical information, to get a full picture of the possible signs or symptoms of this condition and also possibly the signs and symptoms of its related medical conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by:

Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

These general reference articles may be related to medical signs and symptoms of disease in general:

What are the signs of Dementia?

The phrase "signs of Dementia" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Dementia that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Dementia" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Dementia.

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


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