Types of dementia

There are many types of dementia, in this short article we focus on Alzheimer’s disease which is one of the main ones. Each syndrome has its own cause, or causes, and each has its own process. Research shows that of all people suffering from dementia, roughly 55% have Alzheimer’s in its purest form. Memory loss is always the essence of the illness, and it means in practical terms that a patient’s life pattern undergoes considerable changes. In summary if someone has dementia as a result of Alzheimer’s disease he is no longer able to transport information from his short-term memory to his long term memory. Someone with the early stages of dementia could constantly ask: ‘What’s the time?’, or ‘What day is it?’.

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