Dementia is a general term used to describe a decline in cognitive function that is severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily life. It is not a specific disease, but rather a syndrome or a set of symptoms associated with various underlying causes. The most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, but there are many other conditions that can lead to dementia, including:
Dementia can result in a range of cognitive and behavioural symptoms, including memory loss, difficulty with language and communication, impaired judgment, changes in personality and behaviour, and a decline in the ability to perform everyday tasks. The exact symptoms and progression of dementia can vary depending on the underlying cause.
It’s important to note that dementia is different from normal age-related cognitive changes. While dementia is often associated with older adults, it is not a normal part of aging.
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