Non-specific code icon 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F03

Unspecified dementia

  • F03 is not a billable ICD-10-CM diagnosis code and cannot be used to indicate a medical diagnosis.
  • ICD-10-CM becomes effective on October 1, 2015, therefore, F03 and all ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
Clinical Information
  • A condition in which a person loses the ability to think, remember, learn, make decisions, and solve problems. Symptoms may also include personality changes and emotional problems. There are many causes of dementia, including alzheimer disease, brain cancer, and brain injury. Dementia usually gets worse over time.
  • An acquired organic mental disorder with loss of intellectual abilities of sufficient severity to interfere with social or occupational functioning. The dysfunction is multifaceted and involves memory, behavior, personality, judgment, attention, spatial relations, language, abstract thought, and other executive functions. The intellectual decline is usually progressive, and initially spares the level of consciousness.
  • Dementia is the name for a group of symptoms caused by disorders that affect the brain. It is not a specific disease. People with dementia may not be able to think well enough to do normal activities, such as getting dressed or eating. They may lose their ability to solve problems or control their emotions. Their personalities may change. They may become agitated or see things that are not there. Memory loss is a common symptom of dementia. However, memory loss by itself does not mean you have dementia. People with dementia have serious problems with two or more brain functions, such as memory and language. Although dementia is common in very elderly people, it is not part of normal aging.many different diseases can cause dementia, including alzheimer's disease and stroke. Drugs are available to treat some of these diseases. While these drugs cannot cure dementia or repair brain damage, they may improve symptoms or slow down the disease.
  • Loss of intellectual abilities in an elderly person, interfering with this person's activities.
  • Loss of intellectual abilities interfering with an individual's social and occupational functions. Causes include alzheimer's disease, brain injuries, brain tumors, and vascular disorders.
  • Loss of intellectual functions such as memory, learning, reasoning, problem solving, and abstract thinking while vegetative functions remain intact.
Applicable To
  • Presenile dementia NOS
  • Presenile psychosis NOS
  • Primary degenerative dementia NOS
  • Senile dementia NOS
  • Senile dementia depressed or paranoid type
  • Senile psychosis NOS
Description Synonyms
  • Dementia
  • Dementia- degenerative- primary
  • Dementia, mild
  • Dementia, mixed
  • Dementia, moderate
  • Dementia, presenile
  • Dementia, presenile with delirium
  • Dementia, presenile with delusions
  • Dementia, presenile with depression
  • Dementia, primary degenerative
  • Dementia, senile
  • Dementia, senile with delirium
  • Dementia, senile with delusion
  • Dementia, senile with depression
  • Dementia, senile with paranoia
  • Dementia, senile with psychosis
  • Dementia, severe
  • Early onset dementia with delusions
  • Mild dementia
  • Mixed dementia
  • Moderate dementia
  • Organic dementia
  • Presbyophrenic psychosis
  • Presenile dementia
  • Presenile dementia w delirium
  • Presenile dementia w delusions
  • Presenile dementia w depression
  • Presenile dementia with delirium
  • Presenile dementia with depression
  • Primary degenerative dementia
  • Psychosis, presbyophrenic
  • Senile dementia
  • Senile dementia w delirium
  • Senile dementia w delusion
  • Senile dementia w depression
  • Senile dementia w paranoia
  • Senile dementia w psychosis
  • Senile dementia with delirium
  • Senile dementia with delusion
  • Senile dementia with depression
  • Senile dementia with paranoia
  • Senile dementia with psychosis
  • Severe dementia
Type 1 Excludes
Type 2 Excludes
  • mild memory disturbance due to known physiological condition (F06.8)
  • senile dementia with delirium or acute confusional state (F05)
Mortality Data
  • Between 1999-2007 there were 421,033 deaths in the United States where ICD-10 F03 was indicated as the underlying cause of death [source: cdc.govlink to cdc.gov]
  • ICD-10 F03 as underlying cause of death data broken down by: gender, age, race, year
The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM F03: