Symptoms and diagnosis of dementia
Dementia is not a specific disease. It's an overall term that describes a group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person's ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 to 80 per cent of cases. Vascular dementia, which occurs after a stroke, is the second most common dementia type. But there are many other conditions that can cause symptoms of dementia, including some that are reversible, such as thyroid problems and vitamin deficiencies.
Dementia is often incorrectly referred to as "senility" or "senile dementia," which reflects the formerly widespread but incorrect belief that serious mental decline is a normal part of aging.
There is no one test to determine if someone has dementia. Doctors diagnose Alzheimer's and other types of dementia based on a careful medical history, a physical examination, laboratory tests, and the characteristic changes in thinking, day-to-day function and behaviour associated with each type.
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- Therapeutic targets & mechanisms for treatment
- Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis and symptoms
- Alzheimer’s imaging and clinical trials
- Alzheimer’s pathophysiology
- Amyloid protein in dementia
- Animal models & translational medicine
- Dementia care practice & awareness
- Dementia with lewy bodies
- Frontotemporal dementia
- Geriatrics care practice and awareness neuroscience
- Neurology and neurosurgery
- Parkinson’s disease
- Symptoms and diagnosis of dementia
- Vascular dementia
- Wernicke-korsakoff syndrome