(HealthDay News) -- Dementia is a brain condition that describes a collection of symptoms that may include difficulty remembering, communicating, comprehending and learning.
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The American Academy of Family Physicians says a person with dementia may exhibit these behaviors:
- Significant forgetfulness, including repeating a question many times and not realizing that it was already asked.
- Problems performing tasks that were once easily accomplished, such as cooking or serving a meal.
- Difficulty speaking and communicating thoughts.
- Getting lost, or being unaware of time and date.
- Showing a lack of judgment or having problems thinking about abstract concepts.
- Placing objects in unusual places.
- Changes in personality and mood, including a lack of initiative.
-- Diana Kohnle
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