Possible Early Dementia (cont.)
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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).
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/24/2014
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