Dementia is an umbrella term for a decline in mental ability, manifested by symptoms like memory loss and difficulties with thinking. It is a terrible condition which affects both the lives of the victims and their family members.
What is dementia?
As mentioned above, dementia itself is not a disease, rather a general term used to describe and categorize certain mental disorders. Among them are:
-Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
-Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD)
-Dementia with Lewy Bodies
There are more than 100 different types of dementia, all of which are progressive and damage the brain more and more as time passes by. Alzheimer`s is the most prevalent type of dementia, accounting for over 50 percent of all dementia cases. While only an estimate, about 5 million Americans suffer from some form of dementia.
Dementia Affects Different People in Different Ways
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