Weegy: Patients with dementia will show a (typically) slow decline in several areas of mental functioning. Patients have impairments in thinking, memory, judgement and the ability to learn.
Depending on the cause, dementia can occur at different rates. [ In some cases, mental functioning will deteriorate over a period of 2 to 10 years. In Vascular dementia, for example, patient symptoms will tend to worsen in steps following strokes. ... (More)