Complications

Complications depend on the cause of the dementia, but may include the following:

  • Abuse by an overstressed caregiver
  • Increased infections anywhere in the body
  • Loss of ability to function or care for self
  • Loss of ability to interact
  • Reduced lifespan
  • Side effects of medications used to treat the disorder

When to Contact a Medical Professional
Call your health care provider if:

  • Dementia develops or a sudden change in mental status occurs
  • The condition of a person with dementia gets worse
  • You are unable to care for a person with dementia at home
     

Information Request

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Submit an online Request or Contact Us by phone.


 
 
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