Dementia Warning Signs


A number of symptoms may indicate the presence of memory disorders. People with the following symptoms should be evaluated:

  • Recent memory loss that affects job skills

  • Difficulty performing tasks

  • Language problems like diffi culty recalling names or numbers

  • Disorientation to time and place

  • Loss of judgment

  • Problems with abstract thinking

  • Misplacing things

  • Changes in mood or behavior

  • Changes in personality

  • Loss of initiative or motivation



An evaluation at the Memory Clinic may include:

  • Physical and neurological examination

  • Psychosocial evaluation

  • Evaluation of possible medication toxicity or drug interaction

  • Medical and social history

  • Diagnostic testing, including laboratory tests and a brain scan and/or neuropsychological testing as indicated

If you have concerns about yourself or a loved one, it is important to seek evaluation as soon as possible. For more information or to schedule an evaluation, please call 217-464-2540.