Case Report

Unusual presentation of cognitive disorder in a young adult: a case report


Navas Nadukkandiyil, Maryam Obaidely, Shirmila Syamala, Sanjeevikumar Meenakshisundaram, Hanadi Khamis Alhamad

Department of Geriatric Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar


Abstract


Dementia is the most prevalent diagnosis in developed countries against the background of a globally aging phenomenon. The most frequent type of dementia is Alzheimer's disease (AD). We report on a patient fulfilling the description of various clinical symptoms related to personality with rapid progression of cognitive decline concerning various types of executive and visio-spatial function. Dementia usually occurs in old age. However, if the symptoms occur in young patients, the diagnosis can be challenging. Diagnosis is sometimes difficult in a patient presenting with atypical presentation of dementia, especially for a young patient. It is of particular importance in a younger patient because an accurate diagnosis is vital in relation to his dignity.

Keywords: cognitive disorder, dementia, diagnosis