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HIV Associated Dementia Symptoms
      06/18/08 12:14 AM

You can be somewhat functional and still have HAD.

Manifestations of Dementia

Early manifestations of dementia may include the following:

Decreased attention or concentration

Reduced speed of information processing

Psychomotor slowing

Impaired executive functioning (eg, abstraction, divided attention, shifting cognitive sets)

Late manifestations may include:

Visuospatial difficulties

Language problems

Apraxias - a neurological condition characterized by loss of the ability to perform activities that a person is physically able and willing to do.

S: Subjective

The patient complains of, or a care giver reports, the following:

Impairment in memory (short-term and long-term), abstract thinking, judgment, and higher cortical functioning

Personality changes that interfere with relationships

Inability to carry out normal social or occupational functions

Some patients experience only minor forgetfulness and diminished visual or motor skills


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