Senior Health

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about geriatric health.

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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Source: Geetha Ambalavanan, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; Suzanne Bell, MD, Vandalia Family Care; Archie Enoch, MD, Fairfield Road Physician Offices; Anoopa Hodges, MD, Oakwood Primary Care; Berry McCorkle, MD, Premier Infectious Disease; Elaine Scott, CNP, Brookville Family Care; Pamela Werner, MD, Miami Valley Primary Care