Dementia and Alzheimer's disease
Dementia refers to a collection of symptoms that occur when brain function declines. The most prevalent cause of dementia in the UK is Alzheimer's disease. As the disease progresses, symptoms become more severe, including memory loss, disorientation, confusion, and behavioral changes.
What leads to dementia?
Dementia can result from the death of brain cells, which are unable to regenerate. While the number of brain cells naturally decreases with age, dementia can occur when this degeneration is accelerated. Additionally, the formation of protein clusters in the brain can lead to the loss of brain cells and affect neurotransmitter levels and the chemicals involved in message transmission. Other causes of dementia include genetic factors, interruptions in blood supply to the brain, brain infections, and alcohol-related damage to brain tissue.
Misdiagnosis is possible due to the similarity of symptoms across the spectrum of dementia. Therefore, it is crucial to receive an accurate diagnosis from a dementia specialist. Different types of dementia require specific treatments, and incorrect treatments can have adverse effects. Although many forms of dementia are not curable, certain medications and therapies have shown potential in slowing down the progression of the disease.
What are the primary symptoms of dementia?
- Memory loss
- Decreased physical coordination
- Slower thinking speed
- Confusion in familiar surroundings
- Reduced mental agility, difficulty with numbers, calculations, and handling money
- Impaired judgment
- Language difficulties
- Loss of interest in usual activities
- Personality changes
- Difficulty controlling emotions
- Auditory/visual hallucinations
- Loss of empathy
- Problems with planning
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