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      Early signs and symptoms of dementia

      Dr. Kurt Klauburg, a geriatric psychiatrist with Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, said early dementia is punctuated by difficulty remembering. / File

      In our Facebook story of the day you wanted to know what the early signs and symptoms of dementia are.

      Fox 31 spoke to Dr. Kurt Klauburg, a geriatric psychiatrist with Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, who said early dementia is punctuated by difficulty remembering, but not just forgetfulness, more on the side of actual memory loss.

      Klauburg explained this by saying, "what isn't unusual is driving to the mall and forgetting where you parked, what is unusual and a sign of dementia would be driving to the mall and forgetting you drove there."

      Klauburg said it's important to bring up these issues to your family doctor as soon as you or a loved one notice them.

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