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Dementia is the name for a group of symptoms caused by disorders that affect the brain. It is not a specific disease. People with dementia may not be able to think well enough to do normal activities, such as getting dressed or eating. They may lose their ability to solve problems or control their emotions. Their personalities may change. They may become agitated or see things that are not there.

Memory loss is a common symptom of dementia. However, memory loss by itself does not mean you have dementia. People with dementia have serious problems with two or more brain functions, such as memory and language. Although dementia is common in very elderly people, it is not part of normal aging.

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  1. Dementia (National Library of Medicine)  
    Dementia is the name for a group of symptoms caused by disorders that affect the brain. It is not a specific disease. People with dementia may not be able to think well enough ...
  2. Alzheimer's Caregivers (National Library of Medicine)  
    Caring for someone who has Alzheimer's disease (AD) can be stressful and overwhelming. It's important to take care of yourself. Ask for and accept help. Talk to the ...
  3. Alzheimer's Disease (National Library of Medicine)  
    Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia among older people. Dementia is a brain disorder that seriously affects a ...
  4. Lewy Body Disease (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... is one of the most common causes of dementia in the elderly. Dementia is the loss of mental functions severe enough ... be hard to diagnose, because Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease cause similar symptoms. Scientists think that Lewy body ...
  5. MID; Dementia - vascular; Dementia - poststroke; Vascular dementia ... Multi-infarct dementia (MID) is the second most common cause of dementia after Alzheimer disease in people over age 65. MID ...
  6. Chronic brain syndrome; Lewy body dementia; DLB; Vascular dementia; Mild cognitive impairment; MCI ... Dementia usually occurs in older age. It is rare in people under age 60. The risk of ...
  7. Semantic dementia; Dementia - semantic; Frontotemporal dementia; Arnold Pick disease ... can help doctors tell Pick disease apart from Alzheimer disease. (Memory loss is often the main, and earliest, ...
  8. Caring for someone with dementia; Home care - dementia ... Someone with dementia will need support in the home as the disease gets worse. Family members or other caregivers can help ...
  9. Caregiving for Alzheimer's Disease or Other Dementia (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... CDC.gov . Healthy Aging Share Compartir Caregiving for Alzheimer’s Disease or other Dementia What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disease that gets ...
  10. ... of this page please turn Javascript on. Feature: Alzheimer's Disease Quiz: Alzheimer's Disease Quiz Past Issues / Fall 2010 Table of Contents How many people in the United States have Alzheimer's disease? as many as 5.1 million as many ...
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