Signs & Symptoms of Dementia
by Carole Klingler, BSN, RN, CDP and CEO of LIFE
Cognition is defined as the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience
and the senses.
Dementia is a syndrome made up of the signs and symptoms that often lead to a specific diagnosis of a cognitive deficit.
Examples include a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Lewy Body, Vascular, or Frontal Temporal Lobe Dementias. Some sources
report that there could be more than 50 different reasons for a cognitive decline.
Early detection is important in evaluating and supporting a person with cognitive decline and dementia. (Continue reading below the box.)
Carole Klingler with a therapy doll