Cognitive disorders usually involve memory loss as well as confusion and anxiety. People with cognitive disorders may experience symptoms such as memory loss, loss of control over certain parts of their bodies, and general mental deterioration. What Are the Signs of Cognitive Disorder? Confusion Poor motor coordination Loss of short-term or long-term memory Identity confusion Impaired judgment.
Cognitive impairment in older adults has a variety of possible causes, including medication side effects, metabolic and/or endocrine derangements, delirium due to intercurrent illness, depression and dementia, with Alzheimer’s dementia being most common. Some causes, like medication side effects and depression, can be reversed with treatment.