Dementia

Jimmy Lewis 10/14/2016 Health - 5

Definition

The loss of cognitive function resulting in changes in the structure or damage to the brain.


This is a brain disease that causes a long term and often gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember. It can be so great that it affects a persons ability to function.

Background

Problems with dementia are usually hard to deal with. These problems include emotional problems, language issues, and a decrease in motivation. Usually a persons consciousness isn't affected. A dementia diagnosis requires a change from a person's usual mental functioning and a greater decline that one would accept due to aging. These diseases also have a significant affect on a persons caregivers.

Most asked question

One of the most asked questions about dementia is, what are the signs of dementia.

Side by side

Look at this side by side photo of these brains, one with dementia and one without dementia. The brain is slowly losing small pieces of its self do to this disease.

Causes

Biological

Brain Damage

Age Tendency

Around 3% of people between ages 65-74 have dementia. 19% between ages 75-84 and nearly half of those over 85.

Treatments/Medications

There is no cure for dementia, cholinesterase inhibitors such as, donepezil are often used and may be beneficial in mild to moderate disorder.


Donepezil can help treat behavior issues.


Diazepam this treatment can also can help with behavior issues.

Agencies

TheWatershed.com/1855-625-8158

Avalonmemory.com/888-818-1161

CareInHomes.com/844-668-9804

Saying or Slogan

I might not remember after I wake up, but at least I am waking up.