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Possible Early Dementia (cont.)

Possible Early Dementia Symptoms

The most common symptom of mild cognitive impairment (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).

When to Seek Medical Care

The important thing to remember is that significant memory loss is not a normal part of aging. If you or a loved one is experiencing bothersome memory loss, especially short-term memory loss, a visit to your health care provider is warranted.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/1/2015
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