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Dementia is a brain disorder that affects the loss of cognitive ability and memory. It often affects older people, but there are also cases of dementia in younger people.

The most common symptoms of dementia are memory loss, problems with speech and thinking, confusion, disorientation, personality changes, problems with judgement, loss of motor and daily living skills. These symptoms often interfere with patients' lives and can also lead to social and emotional problems.

The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer's disease, but there are other types such as vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, and frontotemporal dementia. Other causes such as a thyroid dysfunction or severe depression can also show the picture of dementia.

The causes of dementia are diverse and can be both genetic and environmental. However, there is no cure for most types of dementia, but there are treatment options to relieve symptoms and slow the progression of the disease. Treatment may be drug or non-drug, such as support with therapy or activities.

The history of dementia dates back to ancient Greece, where it was referred to as "senility". In the 20th century, dementia was first recognized as an independent disease. The first drugs to treat symptoms of dementia were developed in the 1970s, and many more drugs have been developed and tested since then.

Overall, dementia is a serious condition that can affect the lives of those affected and their families.


It is important to recognize symptoms early and seek treatment to slow disease progression and improve quality of life.

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