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Early dementia (can even be seen to have been present before the diagnosisDiagnosis The process by which a physician determines what disease a patient has by studying the patient's symptoms and medical history and by analyzing any tests performed (blood, urine, brain scans, etc.). - i.e. as a very early signSign In medicine a sign is what a physician finds by examining a patient. For example, a patient with the symptom of pain might have signs of a fast heart rate, a pale face, a clammy touch and tenderness.), becomes progressiveProgression A disease that is increasing in severity; going from bad to worse over time. with the disease. This symptomSymptom In medicine a symptom is what the patient complains of. For example, a a patient may have symptoms of pain and fatigue. becomes more severe as it moves into the late stagesStages Course of disease progression defined by levels or periods of severity: early, mild, moderate, moderately severe, severe of dementia.