Results for: Dementia

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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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Types of Dementia?

There are many forms of dementia, a categoryof diseases characterized by memory loss, cognitive impairment, andchanges in personality or behavior. Types of dementia includecor (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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Can you die from dementia?

Dementia can be a contributing factor in death because a personwith dementia may do something dangerous like walk into traffic orforget to take medication.
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Can children get dementia?

Current research would suggest that children cannot develop Dementia. It appears to be most prevalent in the ages of 65 and over. However there is a condition known as Early O (MORE)
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What is fear in dementia?

I think it's probably a form of a phobia, some people have terrible fears that haunt them all the time. You might talk to your MD about it or a psychologist.
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How common is dementia?

Dementia affects 7% of the general population older than 65 years and that incidence increases with age to 30% of those age 80 years and older. Autopsy results in the United S (MORE)
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How is dementia determined?

A family history of either AD or cerebrovascular disease may provide clues to the cause of symptoms. Simple tests of mental function, including word recall, object naming, and (MORE)
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What is included in dementia?

They include changes due to diseases (Alzheimer's and Creutzfeld-Jakob diseases), changes due to a heart attack or repeated blows to the head (as suffered by boxers), and dama (MORE)