What is dementia?

Dr. Block discusses dementia. Click play to watch the video or read the video transcript.


Dementia is a term used for cognitive symptoms that are caused by a brain disorder, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Symptoms of Dementia

Symptoms of dementia include the following:

  • Loss of ability to problem solve
  • Inability to control emotions
  • Change in personality
  • Agitation
  • Seeing things that aren’t there
  • Memory loss
  • Struggles with language
  • Confusion about time and place

Talk to your doctor for more information about dementia and its symptoms.

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