Dementia is a word for a group of
symptoms caused by disorders that affect the brain. It is not a
specific disease. People with dementia may
not be able to think well enough to do normal activities, such as
getting dressed or eating. They may lose their ability to solve
problems or control their emotions. Their personalities may change.
They may become agitated or see things that are not there.
Memory loss is a common symptom of dementia. However, memory loss by itself does not mean
you have dementia. People with
dementia have serious problems with two or
more brain functions, such as memory and language.
Many different diseases can cause dementia, including Alzheimer's disease and stroke.
Drugs are available to treat some of these diseases. While these
drugs cannot cure dementia or repair brain
damage, they may improve symptoms or slow down the disease.
NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
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