Charlotte Wells Period 6 October 16, 2015


Have you forgotten to remember Dementia?


A sever irreversible loss of cognitive function resulting from changes to the structure and or damage to the brain

age/gender specific

  • most common with people of old age
  • most commonly found in women because they live longer


  • loss of memory
  • personality changes
  • inability to make basic decisions
  • decline in personal hygiene


  • old age
  • any damage to the brain
  • worsens over time


One form of Dementia is Alzheimer's Disease. Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in the united states. One in three seniors die from Alzheimer's. Two-thirds of that one-third are women. It is also one of the only causes of death in the top ten leading deaths that cannot be prevented.


1. take vitamins a balance of vitamin B12

2. have surgery to remove brain tumor

3. take medicines to reduce depression

3 Agencies you can call:

Alzheimer's Association

What Is Dementia? - Alzheimer's Society Dementia Brain Video