Early onset dementia is a condition that occurs before the age of 65, according to Mayo Clinic. Many of the symptoms are similar to those of the later form of the disease, including slow memory loss, John's Hopkins Schoo... More »

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Signs of early onset dementia include episodes of forgetfulness and confusion, trouble keeping track of time, losing the ability to communicate clearly, changes in mood, being unable to navigate a familiar setting, and b... More »

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No single test can diagnose early onset dementia, but a combination of evaluations can enable doctors to identify the dementia subtype and begin early treatment of symptoms, explains the Alzheimer's Association. Evaluati... More »

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A person with dementia usually lives, on average, about 4 1/2 years after the onset of the condition, according to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation. Of those with dementia, women tend to live longer ... More »

Several risk factors can lead to the onset of dementia, such as Down syndrome and family history, explains Mayo Clinic. Controllable factors that can affect the risk of dementia include atherosclerosis and alcohol use. B... More »

The most common symptoms of a transient ischemic attack or a mini stroke include the sudden onset of slurred or garbled speech, blindness in one or both eyes, double vision, weakness and dizziness, according to Mayo Clin... More »

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Typical symptoms of Alzheimer's disease at different stages include increasing memory loss, confusion, impaired judgement and other symptoms of dementia, states Mayo Clinic. Dementia refers to a condition of disrupted me... More »