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Dementia

What is dementia?

Dementia is a loss of mental functions that is severe enough to affect your daily life and activities. These functions include:

  • Memory
  • Language skills
  • Visual perception (your ability to make sense of what you see)
  • Problem solving
  • Trouble with everyday tasks
  • The ability to focus and pay attention

It is normal to become a bit more forgetful as you age. But dementia is not a normal part of aging. It is a serious disorder which interferes with your daily life.

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  1. Dementia (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is dementia? Dementia is a loss of mental functions that is severe enough to affect your daily life and activities. These functions ... a bit more forgetful as you age. But dementia is not a normal part of aging. It ...
  2. Lewy Body Dementia (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is Lewy body dementia (LBD)? Lewy body dementia (LBD) is one of the most common types of dementia in older adults. Dementia is a loss of mental functions that is ...
  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. Dementia is a loss of brain function that occurs with certain diseases. It affects one or more ... such as memory, thinking, language, judgment, or behavior. Dementia may also be referred to as major neurocognitive ...
  5. Dementia is a loss of brain function that occurs with certain diseases. It affects one or more ... as memory, thinking, language, judgment, or behavior. Vascular dementia is caused by a series of small strokes ...
  6. Dementia with Lewy bodies is a nervous system disorder characterized by a decline in intellectual function (dementia), a group of movement problems known as parkinsonism, ...
  7. Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a rare form of dementia that is similar to Alzheimer disease , except that it tends to affect only certain ...
  8. Dementia is a loss of brain function that occurs with certain diseases. Alzheimer disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia. ...
  9. CHMP2B-related frontotemporal dementia is a progressive brain disorder that affects personality, behavior, and language. The symptoms of this disorder usually become noticeable ...
  10. Frontotemporal dementia with parkinsonism-17 (FTDP-17) is a brain disorder. It is part of a group of conditions, called frontotemporal dementia or frontotemporal degeneration, that are characterized by a ...
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