Aug 05

A Change in Mood Could be the First Indication of Dementia

By MD for Seniors

Mood and personality change might be the first indicator of dementia.

Many people associate memory loss as the first sign of dementia. However, researchers at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Toronto indicated that “mild behavioral impairment” might actually be the first symptom.

The Associated Press reported that this group of Alzheimer’s experts proposed a 34-question checklist for doctors and families to reference. Some of the signs on the list include feeling apathetic, agitated, aggressive, irritable and temperamental.

“Historically those symptoms have been written off as a psychiatric issue, or as just part of aging,” Dr. Zahinoor Ismail of the …read more

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