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The Most Common Symptoms of Dementia: Knowing the Signs


2. Declining Motor Function

Difficulty with coordination and motor functions will occur as the condition progresses and can take years, but occurs when you lose the physical ability to perform routine tasks (i.e., go to the washroom, drive to your grocery store, operate the stove) and need 24-hour care for your own safety.

In a research study, published by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, researchers found that age-related cognitive and motor decline may share a common causation, meaning that the reach of Alzheimer’s disease may represent the “tip of the iceberg” of cognitive and motor dysfunction currently dubbed “normal aging” in older persons without Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

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