Possible Early Dementia (cont.)
Rodrigo O Kuljis, MD
Nestor Galvez-Jimenez, MD
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Helmi L Lutsep, MD
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The most common symptom of MCI by far is memory loss. Other, much less common symptoms include disturbances of language (word finding), attention (poor concentration), and orientation (disorientation in familiar surroundings).
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Perhaps the most important challenge in treating dementia is identifying cases (albeit uncommon) of reversible dementia such as chronic drug intoxication, vitamin deficiencies (B-12 and folate), subdural hematoma(s), major depression (causing forgetfulness), normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), and hypothyroidism.