Articles related to Dementia

What is mixed dementia?

Although people tend to use the terms dementia and Alzheimer’s disease interchangeably, there are many different causes for the brain damage associated with the condition. Repeated small strokes, Parkinson’s disease and metabolic disorders like diabetes or thyroid disease can also cause a decline in the ability to think, remember, communicate and reason, that are typical …

/ 20 Sep, 2018

Can dementia be cured?

Frustratingly, medical science has so far been unable to find a cure for dementia. The truth is that there is unlikely to be a single ‘silver bullet’ to treat the condition because the brain damage of dementia is caused by many different diseases. However, research is continuing aimed at reducing risk factors, slowing down the …

/ 28 Aug, 2018

What is vascular dementia?

Alzheimer’s isn’t the only reason that dementia develops. One in five people with dementia experience memory loss, communication difficulties and problems with thought and planning because of repeated small strokes in the brain. This is known as vascular dementia or multi-infarct dementia. What happens in vascular dementia? In vascular dementia, brain damage develops as a …

How does a person die from dementia?

Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t just make you forgetful. It’s a serious, progressive condition which is, eventually, terminal. Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia have now overtaken heart disease to become the leading cause of death in England and Wales. The brain is responsible for more than thought, memory and understanding. It controls our bodily systems including …

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