Pseudodementia is a condition that is commonly found in the elderly that mimics true dementia. This condition presents with predominant cognitive symptoms such as loss of memory, vagueness, as well as a prominent slowing of movement and reduced or slowed speech. This condition is sometimes misdiagnosed as having dementia. Pseudodementia is primarily the result of depression and can be contributed to by overmedication. True dementia is the result of physical deterioration of the brain. With pseudodementia there is no physical deterioration of the brain and because of this is reversible with proper medication and therapy along with intellectual and emotional stimulation.

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