DEMENTIA

CONDITIONS

Dementia itself is not a disease. It is a word used to describe a group of symptoms that occur when brain cells are affected by disease and stop working properly.

DEMENTIA

Dementia itself is not a disease. It is a word used to describe a group of symptoms that occur when brain cells are affected by disease and stop working properly.

It is a progressive condition and there are several types, the four most common being Alzheimers, Vascular, Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) and Frontotemperal Dementia. Symptoms may vary, according to the person, the parts of the brain that are damaged and what type of disease is causing the dementia.

The symptoms can include (but are not limited to):

  • Memory loss
  • Confusion
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Loss of fine motor skills
  • Personality change
  • Change in reaction to certain stimulation or events
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Mood swings
  • Difficulties with reasoning and making decisions

Not all people diagnosed with dementia will demonstrate all of these symptoms.

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