Disease Pathophysiology: Dementia is also known as senility, is a broad category of brain diseases that cause a long term and often gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember that is great enough to affect a person's daily functioning. Other common symptoms include emotional problems, problems with language, and a decrease in motivation. A person's consciousness is not affected. A dementia diagnosis requires a change from a person's usual mental functioning and a greater decline than one would expect due to aging. These diseases also have a significant effect on a person's caregivers.
Disease Statistics: The death rate has been calculated per 100000 people taking the age group as constant and standardize. The death rate of France due to Dementia is 3.36% of the population.
Treatment: Treatment of dementia depends on its cause. In the case of most progressive dementias, including Alzheimer's disease, there is no cure and no treatment that slows or stops its progression. But there are drug treatments that may temporarily improve symptoms. The same medications used to treat Alzheimer's are among the drugs sometimes prescribed to help with symptoms of other types of dementias. Non-drug therapies can also alleviate some symptoms of dementia.
Major Research on Disease: The current major researches on dementia are research into the cause, better way of diagnosis, treatment and care and dementia risk reduction and prevention research.