This helpful article discusses in detail signs, symptoms and treatments for CDS. According to the article:
Many vets use the acronym DISHAAL to assess for cognitive dysfunction. DISHAAL stands for
- alterations in Interactions with owners, other pets and the environment
- Sleep-wake cycle disturbances
- House soiling
- changes in Activity
- Learning and memory impairment.
If your dog exhibits any of the above signs, it could be CDS or some other condition -- but you definitely want to consult your vet. Start your assessment and improve your understanding of CDS by reading the article here: https://www.nextavenue.org/dementia-in-pets-what-you-need-to-know/