A potentially treatable cause of dementia
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Dementia is under-diagnosed in routine clinical practice in the developing world. Symptoms are often attributed to normal ageing, even though they may be a result of underlying medical conditions. We report a case of a patient with extensive cerebral calcification due to hypoparathyroidism who was being managed for dementia. While cases of extensive calcification in parathyroid hormone disorders have been reported sporadically in the literature over the years, the current case highlights the potential diagnostic pitfalls when patients present with dementia.