Health News on Sunday, October 6, 2019
Dementia is a general term for mental impairment, difficult enough to interfere with in everyday life.  An example of memory loss Alzheimer's is the most common type of dementia Dementia is not a specific disease It is a generic term that describes a group of symptoms associated with memory impairment or other thinking skills that are serious enough to reduce.
Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60-80 percent of cases Vascular dementia after stroke is the second most common type of dementia, but there are many other conditions that can cause dementia, including those that are reversible, such as thyroid problems and vitamin deficiencies
Dementia is often incorrectly referred to as "old age" or "senile dementia", which reflects the previously widespread but incorrect belief that serious mental decline is a normal part of aging.
Signs and Symptoms
Dementia affects each person differently, depending on the impact of the disease and the individual before they become ill. The signs and symptoms associated with dementia can be understood in three stages.
Early Stage: The early stage of dementia is often not noticed as the onset is gradual. Common symptoms include:
loss of track of time
loss in familiar places.
Medium Stage: As dementia develops to the median stage, signs and symptoms become more clear and restrictive. These include:
forgetting about the latest events and names of people
losing at home
having difficulty communicating
in need of personal care assistance
undergoing behavioral changes, including walking and re-interviewing.
Late Stage: Late Stage Dementia is one of almost complete addiction and inactivity. Memory impairments are serious and physical signs and symptoms become more apparent. Symptoms include:
unaware of the time and place
of having difficulty recognizing relatives and friends
of increasing need for self-care assistance
who have difficulty walking
undergoing behavioral changes, which can be aggravated and involve aggression.
Dementia is caused by damage to brain cells. This damage interferes with the ability of brain cells to communicate with each other. When brain cells cannot communicate normally, thinking, behavior and feelings can affect it.
The brain has many different regions, each responsible for different functions (such as memory, judgment and movement). If cells in a particular area are damaged, this area cannot function properly.
Different types of dementia are associated with certain types of brain cell damage in particular brain regions. For example, in Alzheimer's disease, the high content of certain proteins inside and outside the brain cells makes it difficult to maintain healthy cells and communicate with each other.
The brain region, called the hippocampus, is a training center and brain memory and brain cells in this area are often the first to be damaged. This is why memory loss is often one of the earliest symptoms of Alzheimer's. Although most changes in the brain that cause dementia are permanent and worsen with time, the thinking and memory problems caused by the following conditions can improve with treating or eliminating this condition:
Drug side effects
Treatment and care
There is currently no cure to cure dementia or reverse the onset. Numerous new therapies are being explored at various stages of clinical trials.
Treatment and care
There is currently no cure that can cure dementia or reverse its progress. Numerous new therapies are being explored at various stages of clinical trials.
early diagnosis for the promotion of early and optimal treatment
optimization of physical health, cognition, activity and well-being
detection and treatment of concomitant physical diseases [1
] which provides information and long-term support for carers.