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Learning About Memory and Cognitive Disorders

Disease education is an important part of the treatment process at Atlantic Health System Neuroscience's Memory and Cognitive Disorders Program.

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View a list of memory loss questions that can help determine if a professional evaluation may be necessary >

Learn about some of the more common memory and neurodegenerative disorders:

Alzheimer’s disease symptoms:

  • Changes in memory that affect daily life
  • Confusion with time, place or navigation
  • Difficulty completing familiar tasks
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Dementia with lewy bodies symptoms:

  • Changes in cognition and attention
  • Difficulty walking or moving more slowly or stiffly
  • Visual hallucinations
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Frontotemporal dementia (formerly called Pick’s disease) symptoms:

  • Changes in personality, behavior or  judgment
  • Lack of interest or drive
  • Language or movement problems may develop later
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Mild cognitive impairment (memory loss) symptoms:

  • Changes in memory that do not interfere with daily life
  • Difficulty with problem solving or planning
  • Changes in language and attention
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Normal pressure hydrocephalus symptoms:

  • Difficulty walking
  • Slowed thinking and reduced concentration
  • Changes in personality and behavior
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Parkinson’s disease dementia symptoms:

  • Changes in memory, concentration and judgment
  • Trouble interpreting visual information or visual hallucinations
  • Muffled speech
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In some cases, memory loss may also be caused by or associated with:


Overlook Medical Center

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Physician services for memory and cognitive disorders are also available at Chilton Medical Center, Hackettstown Medical Center, Morristown Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. Find an Atlantic Health System doctor >