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AgressionWhen the average person thinks of dementia, generally Alzheimer’s disease comes to mind. At the same time, the person will likely think of memory loss. Both of these conclusions are understandable since Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia and memory issues are often, though not always, the first symptom of that disease. Surprising then, to many people, is the fact that there may be earlier indicators of potential Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia than frequent memory lapses.

Read the full article on HealthCentral about changes that may indicate dementia:

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Thanks for the comment, Susan. You're right - friends and family are needed.

I see anxiety and depression that possibly contributes to stress, confusion and related symptoms of cognitive impairments. My role is to ease the anxiousness with positive reassurance, active listening, and to advocate problem solving in sub- acute rehabilitation.
Everyone leaves Rehab..You Will have additional assistance..but please call your friends and family for support now!

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