MEMORIES MATTER !!!!
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 be affected.
1. Memory loss
2. Decline in Cognitive
3. Change in Mood and Personality
4. speech Impairment
5. Behavior problems
Dementia can start anywhere from age thirty-five to seventy-five. Both men and women are affected equally, but certain kinds of dementia are unique to children.
Alzheimer’s disease is named for the German physician Alois Alzheimer, who first described the disorder in 1906. Scientists have learned a great deal about this condition in the century since Dr. Alzheimer first drew attention to it. Alzheimer died on a train from a respiratory illness at the age of 51. Today we know that Alzheimer’s disease: • is a progressive and fatal brain disease.It currently has no cure.
Treatment and/or Medications
The first and most important step in treating of any Dementias is to identify any other illness that may contributing to or causing the symptoms and treat them accordingly. There isn't currently NO cure for any form of dementias. Medications are usually used either to treat the cognitive symptom or behavioral symptoms of dementia