Memory loss and other changes in cognition are among the most common fears for patients as they age. Although a modest decline in memory and cognitive skills is to be expected, some changes may be indicative of a larger issue.
Symptoms of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) include memory loss, language disturbance (eg, difficulty finding words), attention deficit problems, and deterioration in visuospatial skills. Memory loss that is disruptive to normal life may be a sign of dementia. Common causes of dementia include Alzheimer's disease, which is the most common cause. Other forms of dementia include vascular, frontotemporal, and Lewy body dementia.
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