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About Alzheimer's & Dementia

What you need to know

Video: Understanding Dementia & Brain Health

Video: Dementia FAQ with Doctor Eric Smith

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Video: Understanding Dementia & Brain Health

Video: Dementia FAQ with Doctor Eric Smith

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What you need to know

Alzheimer’s disease and other diseases that cause dementia are physical, progressive and degenerative diseases affecting the brain. Symptoms occur as a result of damage to nerve cells or neurons in different areas of the brain – and Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia symptoms.
 
Dementia is not a normal part of aging. The term “dementia” is actually a collective term that describes a group of symptoms including memory loss, challenges with thinking and decision-making, communication difficulties and changes in mood and behaviour that are significant enough to affect daily life. These symptoms can affect a person’s ability to perform daily activities.

It’s common for symptoms of dementia to be overlooked due to confusion with age-related slowing of the brain.Sometimes dementia symptoms can be reversed if they are due to other conditions .
 
If symptoms are progressive or becoming more apparent, or causing difficulty with daily life, these changes may be characteristic of dementia and warrant consultation with a physician.

Video: Understanding Dementia & Brain Health

Video: Dementia FAQ with Doctor Eric Smith

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