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Symptoms of dementia vary depending on the cause and the area of the brain that is affected. Symptoms include:
Some types of dementia cause particular symptoms:
It is important to know that memory loss can be caused by conditions other than dementia, such as depression, and that those conditions can be treated. Also, occasional trouble with memory (such as briefly forgetting someone's name) can be a normal part of aging. But if you are worried about memory loss or if a loved one has memory loss that is getting worse, see your doctor.
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