Symptoms Of Dementia

Find Information about Symptoms Of Dementia and Early Signs of Alzheimer Disease.

Symptoms Of Dementia

The Difficulties With Dementia And Alzheimer

By Pedro Teixeira on October 19, 2011

Dementia is a medical condition which originates in the brain. It has many different impacts depending on the type of dementia and the person involved. We will ll discuss some of the causes, symptoms and treatments available for this significant global problem and also discuss about Alzheimer.

Dementia has many symptoms which can impact a loss of memory, deterioration in critical thinking, language skills, judgment and overall behavior.

In many cases, this problem is degenerative and the symptoms cannot be reversed. The changes are permanent and tend to get worse over time. A common form of dementia which exhibits these symptoms is called Alzheimer or Alzheimer's disease.

There is another common form of dementia called Lewy body disease. It affects primarily elderly adults and is typified by unusual protein structures in different areas of the brain.

Dementia can also be caused by mild strokes. This kind of disease is called vascular dementia. There are also a number of medical conditions which can lead to dementia. This can include: Parkinson's disease; MS; Huntington's disease; Progressive suprauclear palsy; and infections of the brain such as AIDs or Lyme disease.

Certain types of dementia can actually be stopped or even reversed if found in the early stages. These types of dementia can be caused from brain tumors, blood sugar variations, excessive levels of sodium or calcium in the blood, low vitamin B12 levels, chronic alcohol abuse, or the use of certain medications including some cholesterol lowering drugs.

For the most part, dementia and Alzheimer affects people over 60 years of age. It occurs very rarely in younger adults. And the risk of developing this disease steadily increases as people grow older.

As people begin to develop the Symptoms Of Dementia, they may exhibit forgetfulness. It can then progress in mild cognitive impairment. If the disease continues to progress, it can affect memory, judgment, and even impact the ability to perform mathematical functions.

It is important to note that even if people exhibit signs of mild cognitive impairment, it does not always lead to dementia. Therefore symptoms must be evaluated carefully so that proper diagnosis can be made which in turn should lead to the implementation of helpful treatments.

For most forms of dementia and for Alzheimer in general, there is no cure. However early detection is a good way to develop and implement the most effective treatments possible in order to delay the onset of more serious symptoms and provide the best possible relief for sufferers and their families.

Dementia and alzheimer disease are a medical condition which originates in the brain. It has many different impacts depending on the type of dementia and the person involved.

Original article published on SooperArticles.com

Next page: Dementia Symptoms


Bookmark/Share This Page:

ADD TO DEL.ICIO.US ADD TO DIGG ADD TO FURL ADD TO NEWSVINE ADD TO NETSCAPE ADD TO REDDIT ADD TO STUMBLEUPON ADD TO TECHNORATI FAVORITES ADD TO SQUIDOO ADD TO WINDOWS LIVE ADD TO YAHOO MYWEB ADD TO ASK ADD TO GOOGLE ADD TO MAGNOLIA ADD TO NING ADD TO RAWSUGAR ADD TO SPURL ADD TO TAGTOOGA

  Bookmark and Share

Recommended Products

Products for Caregivers


Symptoms Of Dementia News


People with symptoms of dementia 'fear seeing doctor' - Scotsman


Scotsman

People with symptoms of dementia 'fear seeing doctor'
Scotsman
People are put off visiting GPs with symptoms of dementia due to fears they will be diagnosed with the condition and their lives “will be over”, research has found. Alzheimer's Society found 56 per cent of 1,000 GPs had diagnosed people who had ...
Too many delay seeking dementia diagnosis, charity saysBBC News
People Are Delaying GP Appointments Over Fears Dementia Diagnosis Means 'Life Will Be Over'Huffington Post UK
Majority of dementia patients delay GP visit over fears diagnosis means life is overMirror.co.uk
Tech Times -The Guardian -Bristol Post
all 93 news articles »

Read more...


NHS could prescribe 'activity' to ease symptoms of dementia and heart disease - Daily Mail


Daily Mail

NHS could prescribe 'activity' to ease symptoms of dementia and heart disease
Daily Mail
The King's Fund team, which was commissioned by the National Gardens Scheme, wrote: 'Gardens appeal to the senses – particularly touch and smell – which are important for people with dementia. Gardens and outside spaces also give people living with ...

and more »

Read more...


More undergo training since launch of dementia community initiative - Channel News Asia


Channel News Asia

More undergo training since launch of dementia community initiative
Channel News Asia
A DFC is a network of residents, businesses and services which are trained to look out for those with symptoms of dementia and offer help. Key features of a DFC include community touch points to help persons with dementia reunite with their caregivers, ...
TODAY Online - More than 8000 individuals trained to help those with dementiaGov.sg (press release)

all 2 news articles »

Read more...


Depression symptoms that steadily increase in later life predict higher dementia risk, study shows - Science Daily


BBC News

Depression symptoms that steadily increase in later life predict higher dementia risk, study shows
Science Daily
Depression symptoms that steadily increase in older adults are more strongly linked to dementia than any other types of depression, and may indicate the early stages of the disease, according to the first ever long-term study to examine the link ...
Worsening depression 'may predict dementia risk'BBC News
Worsening depression may be early symptom of dementiaThe Japan Times
Depression in over-55s may be a sign of approaching dementia, Rotterdam scientists sayDaily Mail
MedPage Today -Times of India
all 55 news articles »

Read more...


Early Stage Dementia Might Be Predicted by Steadily Increasing Depressive Symptoms in Old Age - Alzheimer's News Today


Alzheimer's News Today

Early Stage Dementia Might Be Predicted by Steadily Increasing Depressive Symptoms in Old Age
Alzheimer's News Today
In the first long-term analysis of its kind, researchers report that depressive symptoms that progressively increase in older age might better predict the development of dementia than any other type of depression – and may, in fact, represent an early ...
Increasing Depression Linked to Higher Dementia RiskPsychCentral.com (blog)
Depression 'may predict dementia risk'Barchester Healthcare (blog)
Group activities reduced depressive symptoms among older people with dementiaScience Codex
GoodTherapy.org (blog) -Medscape -Hindustan Times
all 10 news articles »

Read more...


New Spherical Brain Mapping for dementia diagnosis - News-Medical.net


New Spherical Brain Mapping for dementia diagnosis
News-Medical.net
Diagnosis, treatment and care of dementia is one of the major concerns in neurology research and associated healthcare programs. Dementia affects older age groups with a greater frequency, and as our population ages, the burden of dementia on public ...

and more »

Read more...


Tau protein better predictor of dementia symptoms - Business Mirror


Tau protein better predictor of dementia symptoms
Business Mirror
Scientists have shown that measures of the tau protein inside nerve cells better predict symptoms of dementia than the protein amyloid beta, where research has largely focused. The study by Washington University School of Medicine was published on ...

Read more...