Dementia

Dementia


The word ‘dementia’ describes a number of symptoms that can include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. These changes are regularly to small to start with, but for someone with dementia they have become severe enough to affect daily life. A person with dementia can also experience changes in their mood or behavior.

This condition is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease or a number of strokes. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, but not the only one. The symptoms that a person with dementia experiences depends on the parts of the brain that are damaged and the disease that is causing the dementia

•Loss of day to day memory.
•Difficulty in concentrating, planning or organizing.
•Difficulty with speech.
•Loss of orientation.


https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/sites/default/files/pdf/what_is_dementia.pdf

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