What you don’t know about Dementia

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Dementia is an umbrella term used to portray a gathering of side effects described by conduct changes and the loss of subjective and social aptitude. The individual determined to have dementia may likewise exhibit an abnormal state of pressure and an intense affectability to their built and social environment.

According to the health department of Ireland, dementia is a syndrome characterized by progressive cognitive impairment and is associated with impairment in functional abilities and, in many cases, behavioural and psychological symptoms. There may be memory loss, usually related to short-term memory, communication difficulties, changes in personality or mood and problems with spatial awareness.

According to the World Health Organisation, the below image shows facts about dementia

 

Symptoms of Dementia

According to Alzheimer’s Association (2019) while symptoms of dementia can vary greatly, at least two of the following core mental functions must be significantly impaired to be considered dementia:

Memory: this refers to the impact Dementia has on the cognitive ability of people suffering from the ailment, some lose the ability to remember some aspect of full aspect of the past and people around them, but memory loss is experienced differently on separate individuals

Communication and language: others experience dementia in the area of speech and conversation. this loss could be partial or permanent

Ability to focus and pay attention: This refers to a low level of concentration and articulation of information properly

Reasoning and judgment: Poor judgment is another common symptom in the dementia patient, their discerning ability becomes very low

 

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