Dementia vs. Normal Aging

Normal Aging:
• Depression due to pain, losses
• Mild forgetfulness
• Mild word-finding
• Trouble filtering attention
• Slowed Reasoning
• Eye sight loss
• Hearing, smell, taste decline
• Motor speed decline
• Reduced appetite
• Lower cardiac function
Dementia:
• Clinical depression
• Frequent forgetfulness
• Word-finding problems
• Attention deficits
• Reasoning deficits
• Confusion

• Psychiatric Symptoms

Some examples of the differences among normal aging, Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia are offered below:
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