Dementia

Bailey Benner, Health-2 , 10/16/15

Definition

Chronic or persistent disorder of the mental processes caused by brain disease or injury and marked by memory disorders, personality changes, and impaired reason.

Causes and Symptoms

Causes

  • Damage to the brain
  • Location of brain it affects
Symptoms

  • Forgetfulness
  • other cognitive skills then begin to weaken
  • disoriented
  • problems with language

Treatments and Medications

  • Medication
  • Maintaining routine
  • make sure victim is not in pain
  • dietary supplements

Don't forget those that forget

Famous People with Dementia

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Who Discovered Dementia?

Doctors have used the term "senile" dementia for decades. Senile means old.Scientist and doctor Alois Alzheimer presented a paper on what we now call Alzheimer's Disease in 1906.

Another fun fact!

Dementia is one of the main causes of disability later in life, ahead of cancer, cardiovascular disease and stroke. As a country we spend much less on dementia than on these other conditions