2. Later Symptoms

These may appear progressively every few months or years and include continued slowing of thought with confusion and disorientation, memory loss, and difficulty finding the right words when communicating. Loved ones may notice personality changes such as bouts of aggression. Depression and mood swings, such as a general lack of interest in daily activities, may develop as the condition progresses. Physical symptoms may include problems with balance leading to frequent falls, loss of bladder control and a general inability to manage activities of daily living.

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