Dementia is, simply put, the loss of mental abilities such as thinking skills, memory, and logical reasoning.
The loss of the ability should be serious enough to threaten the daily lives of people.
Dementia is not a disease but a group of symptoms that can cause various diseases.
Symptoms include changes in behavior, the character of the person, unexpected mood swings.
Sometimes this appearance is possible to cure.
This appearance is curable just when its cause is curable.
Common causes of curable dementia are drugs and alcohol, the use of certain medicaments, poor diet with insufficient vitamins.
Unfortunately, more often this appearance is not curable.
What causes dementia?
This appearance occurs when certain parts of the brain are sick.
These are the parts that involve people in learning, memory, making a decision and speech.
The most common cause of this appearance is Alzheimer’s disease.
People who feel certain problems, for example, weakening of memory, often fear they have Alzheimer’s disease.
However, it should be said that in addition to Alzheimer’s disease is present around 50 today known other causes of this appearance .
About 20 percent of this appearance is curable.
In the remaining 80 percent (which include Alzheimer’s disease) therapy consists of reducing and slow down the progression of the disease.
The main causes of dementia are:
-1. Diseases that cause degenerative changes of nerve cells in the human brain
These are Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease.
-2. Vascular disease, stroke and heart attack
-3. Deterioration of brain tissue due to exposure to alcohol and drugs
-4. Poor diet and insufficient intake of vitamins – vitamin B12 is important for brain function
-5. Infections that affect the central nervous system – AIDS
-6. Head injury – a hard hit on the head can have lasting effects as well as long-term hits of the head – boxers and football players
-7. Sometimes kidney, liver and lung disease cause the appearance of dementia
The development of dementia in the elderly is caused by degenerative changes.
Some research suggests that every person older than 80 years will suffer from Alzheimer’s disease.
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