How can you distinguish between dementia, delirium, and amnesiatic disorders?
Dementia involves symptoms of loss of brain function, including memory, as well as distortions in personality that are out of character. Patients may also lose the ability to perform basic motor functions like tying shows or getting dressed. It is different than delirium in that it is, for the most part, in most ways, permanent. While dementia is usually associated with the elderly, it is no longer considered a normal part of the aging process.
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