Dementia progresses slowly over time and after it is diagnosed, the doctor will recommend regular follow-ups to assess mental function and other problems. Here are some reasons to seek medical advice for dementia.
Consult a doctor if you have one or more of the following symptoms suggestive of some significant medical problem:
These are some symptoms suggestive of stroke or TIA which can lead to vascular dementia. The doctor can diagnose the cause of your symptoms and treat them accordingly.
Consult a doctor immediately if:
Anyone can experience forgetfulness or memory loss. But if memory loss and shortened attention span are not severe enough to disturb your work, social life, or ability to function you can wait. Some degree of memory loss can occur as a normal part of aging. But if the memory loss is aggravating or causing problems with daily living, it should be reported to a doctor. Memory loss is usually the first symptom of dementia.
Whom to See
Health professionals who can examine and assess for memory loss or confusion and guide regarding further treatment include;