Verbal repetition as an early sign of dementia

We tend to associate Alzheimer’s disease with progressive memory impairment. Forgetfulness, a common symptom, is one of several indicators of cognitive decline. A new Canadian survey of caregivers of Alzheimer’s disease patients found the most common symptom identified next to forgetfulness was verbal repetition, which has been shown to be an early sign of dementia.

  • Dr. Bill Dalziel, MD, FRCP(C) Chief of the Ottawa Regional Geriatric Program and a Co-Chair of the Ottawa Dementia Network and Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa

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