What is dementia?
As the name, Dementia is a neurological disease often associated with old people.The most common being the Alzemier's disease that is characterized by having loss of memory for patients who have the disease.
Dementia is an overall term for diseases and conditions characterized by a decline in memory, language, problem-solving and other thinking skills that affect a person's ability to perform everyday activities. Memory loss is an example. Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia
Dementia is not a single disease. Disorders grouped under the general term “dementia” are caused by abnormal brain changes. These changes trigger a decline in thinking skills, also known as cognitive abilities, severe enough to impair daily life and independent function. They also affect behavior, feelings and relationships.
1. Certain kind of hydrocephalus(a build up of fluid in the brain)
2.Prolonged use of alcohol or even drugs
3. Neurological disorder caused by accidents
4.Damage of the central nervous system
It is quite hard to diagnose the disease by doctors but it can be fairly diagnosed by doctors who have good medical history.
Medications and therapy may help to manage some symptoms because some causes are irreversible.
Another type of dementia is Huntington's disease.
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