Dementia symptoms
Dementia

Symptoms could include:

  • Confusion is a symptom that makes you feel as if you cannot think clearly. You might feel disoriented and have a hard time focusing or making decisions. Confusion is also referred to as disorientation or delirium. If you or someone you care about ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Hallucinations are sensations that appear real but are created by your mind. They can affect all five of your senses. For example, you might hear a voice that no one else in the room can hear or see an image that is not real. These symptoms may be...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Irritability is a feeling of agitation that can occur when someone is provoked. It can also be a symptom of a mental disorder or medical condition. Irritability generally causes a person to feel frustrated easily. Often this frustration results in...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Memory change, or memory loss, is partial or complete loss of memory caused by a physical or psychological condition.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Disorientation, the lack of being able to correctly identify oneself, one's location, or the date and time, is a sign of an altered mental status. An alteration in mental status is often an indication of a serious medical problem, requiring prompt medical attention.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:December 31, 2007
  • Disorientation is a type of alteration of mental status. Orientation is knowledge of one's personal identity, location, date, time and present situation.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Personality changes are alterations in the behavior, thinking and interactions of a person from their established character. These changes may be indicative of chemical dependencies, psychiatric illness, dementia, trauma, illness, altered body chemistry or temperature, or poisoning.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:November 30, 2007
  • Agnosia is a neuropsychological disorder characterized by the inability to recognize common objects, people, or sounds, in the absence of perceptual disability.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Problem behavior is often associated with adolescence but may manifest in the very young or in adults. Delinquency, drug use, academic failure, risky sexual behavior, violence, property damage, vandalism and disregard of the rights of others are all problem behaviors.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:November 30, 2007
  • Problem behavior is troublesome, risk taking, or disruptive behavior that is more extreme than occasional errors in judgment and requires professional intervention to avoid legal difficulties. Behavior problem, behavioral problem, behavior problem...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Ademetionine is a form of the amino acid methionine. Low levels of folate or vitamin B12 can cause a drop in ademetionine. It is not found in foods.
    Source:HLCMS
  • There are several types of doctors who can treat depression. Learn the different kinds to ensure you're getting complete care for your depression.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Light therapy, also known as phototherapy, is a treatment in which the patient is exposed to an artificial light source. It is used primarily to treat seasonal affective disorder.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Depression is a mood disorder that can cause extreme and persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and worthlessness. Depression type largely determines what kind of medical treatment is best.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Guilt is the feeling that you have done something wrong or violated the rules (real or perceived) of a relationship, culture, religion, or state.
    Source:HLCMS
  • What is anxiety? Anxiety often manifests itself as an apprehension about daily life. Learn the basics with this overview of the types of anxiety disorders.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Shyness is a feeling of fear or discomfort caused by other people, especially in new situations or among strangers. Shyness is an unpleasant feeling of self-consciousness, a fear of what other people are thinking.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Depersonalization is a feeling of disconnection from one's identity. People feel like they have no control of their own thoughts and actions.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Insomnia is a serious sleep disorder. It can mean the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep throughout the night, or the tendency to wake too early before having gotten enough sleep. Insomnia is often used to describe the condition of waking up ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), insomnia is a sleep disorder that affects nearly 60 million Americans a year (NIH, 2007). Almost everyone experiences some form of short-term insomnia in his or her life. Some people with insom...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Weakness is the feeling of body fatigue (tiredness). A person experiencing weakness may not be able to move that part of their body properly or they may experience tremors (uncontrollable movement or twitches) in the area of weakness. Some people ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Aphasia is a communication disorder that affects the brain's ability to use and understand language. Aphasia can interfere with your use of verbal and/or written communication.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Delusions are beliefs or ideas that are thoroughly believed to be true, despite being demonstrably false.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A vaginal sling procedure, also called a pubovaginal sling, is a type of surgery that helps women who have urinary incontinence.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Urinary incontinence is a loss of control of the bladder. It can be a reaction to a physical activity, a sudden urge, or dribbling after urination, and may be caused by aging, damage, or a condition.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Unsteady gait is a symptom of instability while walking. Problems with walking can be due to disease or injury to the legs, feet, spine, or brain.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:November 30, 2007
  • Gait (the process of walking) and balance are intricate movements. They rely on proper functioning from several areas of the body. These include the ears, eyes, brain, and muscles. Problems with any of these areas can lead to walking difficulties,...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Unsteady gait is a problem with walking in a coordinated manner maintaining postural control. Unsteady when walking, unstable when walking, unstable gait, instability of gait, disequibrilium when walking, disequilibrium when walking. Unsteady gait...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Fidgeting is usually used to describe someone who is seen as not being able to sit still. Fidgety people move in their seats constantly, move their hands and feet and appear to be in perpetual motion.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Fidgeting is moving about restlessly or the behavior of being continually in motion. Fidgets, fidgety. Fidgeting is usually used to describe someone who is seen as not being able to sit still. Fidgety people move in their seats constantly, move th...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Walking abnormalities are abnormal, uncontrollable walking patterns. They may be inherited or caused by other factors, such as diseases or injuries. Walking abnormalities may affect the muscles, bones, or nerves of the legs. These abnormalities ma...
    Source:HLCMS
  • The ability to concentrate is a function of mental status and cognition. Impairment of the ability to concentrate can be a problem of neurologic or psychiatric origin or a combination of behavior and mentation.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:October 31, 2007
  • Unable to concentrate is the inability to maintain attention and focus on a task or being easily distracted.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Apathy is a lack of interest in life activities and/or interacting with others. It can affect a person's ability to keep a job, maintain personal relationships, and enjoy life.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Emotional content floods the brain in response to our experiences, physiological and psychological states. Most of us learn how to prevent emotions from interfering with functioning as we mature.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:December 31, 2007
  • Unable to control emotions is a symptom of emotional content intruding into thought processes in such a manner that behaviors become disruptive.
    Source:HLCMS
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