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What is dementia?

Dementia is the progressive decline in cognitive function due todamage or disease in the brain beyond what might be expected fromnormal aging. Particularly affected areas may (MORE)
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What are symptoms of dementia?

Dementia is the loss of mental functioning; such as memory, reasoning and thinking that is severe enough to interfere with a person's day to day living. Some things many of us (MORE)
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How do you get dementia?

You don't 'get' dementia like you get a cold. There are many causes of dementia, Alzheimer's dementia being the most common. There is also vascular dementia that is caused by (MORE)
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Do you have dementia?

We are not doctors here, you should go to the doctors office and get an exam.
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How does dementia spread?

Dementia does not spread. Much like our brain grows from the time we are born it begins to deteriorate when we get closer to death. Some deteriorate faster than others. This c (MORE)
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Will everyone get dementia?

No. The percentage of the population with dementia does increase with age, but not even half of elderly people (those above age 65) will ever meet criteria for dementia.
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When do people get dementia?

Most often, dementia begins in the elderly (aged 65+). It is possible to have symptoms of dementia at younger ages though, in your middle ages. For more information on dementi (MORE)
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How to prevent dementia?

There is no known way to prevent Alzheimer's disease, although several of the drugs under investigation may reduce its risk or slow its progression
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What is luisbody dementia?

Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) is a progressive brain disease that is often mistaken for Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease, as they are very similar. The earliest symptoms of LBD d (MORE)
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What is the prognosis for dementia?

The prognosis for dementia depends on the underlying disease. On average, people with Alzheimer's disease live eight years past their diagnosis,