Physical Exam: Assessment of Dementia


The purpose of the exam is to exclude of any other potential causes of cognitive decline or delirium.


  • UTI
  • Respiratory infection
  • Stroke
  • Encephalitis
  • Meningitis
  • Brain Tumour


During the physical exam features to support a possible subtype may be identified. For example:

  • Parkinson features
  • Evidence of vascular disease to support a possible vascular dementia