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About Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease is not a natural part of the aging process. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, irreversible brain disorder with no known cause or cure. Symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease include memory loss, confusion, impaired judgment, personality changes, disorientation, and loss of language skills.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of irreversible dementia and common cause of dementia in persons aged 65 and older, accounting for about 70% of all dementias.

Dementia is a general term that describes a set of symptoms such as memory, judgment, language and complex motor skills caused by the permanent damage to or death of the brain’s nerve cells. Dementia-like symptoms can also be caused by depression, fatigue, malnutrition, vitamin B-12 deficiency, drug interactions, infections and more. Therefore, full diagnostic testing and diagnosis is essential for all individuals experiencing dementia symptoms.

Well-known diseases that cause dementia include Alzheimer’s disease, multi-infarct (vascular) dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Pick’s disease and Lewy Body dementia.

Contact us for a listing of physicians in our area who diagnose and treat dementia.

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