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Dementia symptoms

Symptoms could include:

  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations
  • Irritable Mood
  • Memory Impairment
  • Disorientation
  • Personality Change
  • Agnosia
  • Forgetful
  • Social Withdrawal
  • Impaired Judgement
  • Abnormal Behavior
  • Progressive Memory Loss
  • Poor Short-Term Memory
  • Mobility Limitation
  • Impaired Abstract Thinking
  • Rambling Speech
  • Impaired Self-Care
  • Difficulty Solving Problems
  • Poor Long Term Memory
  • Sensory Agnosia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Falls
  • Sleeplessness
  • Asthenia
  • Aphasia
  • Delusions
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Hostility
  • Depressed Mood
  • Illusions
  • Unsteady Gait
  • Unable to Speak
  • Fidgeting
  • Frequent Falls
  • Difficulty Falling Asleep
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Speech Impairment
  • Unable to Concentrate
  • Unable to Write
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Early Awakening
  • Difficulty Staying Asleep
  • Unable to Think Clearly
  • Temper Problem
  • Perception Disturbance
  • Indifferent Mood
  • Unable to Control Emotions
  • Retrograde amnesia
  • Memory change, or memory loss, is partial or complete loss of memory caused by a physical or psychological condition.
  • 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.
    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.
  • 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.
    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.
  • 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.
  • Depersonalization is a feeling of disconnection from one's identity. People feel like they have no control of their own thoughts and actions.
  • 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...
  • Sleeplessness, or 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.
  • Delusions are beliefs or ideas that are thoroughly believed to be true, despite being demonstrably false.
  • 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.
    Date:November 30, 2007
  • 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.
  • 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.
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • 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.
    Date:October 31, 2007
  • Unable to concentrate is the inability to maintain attention and focus on a task or being easily distracted.
  • 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.
    Date:December 31, 2007
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