What is dementia?
Malfunctioning two main brain functions including memory loss and judgement power forms dementia. Symptoms such as forgetfulness, limited social skills may lead to dementia and this call for the treatment on an urgent basis.
Signs are as follows:
Forgetting names, appointments
Difficulty performing familiar tasks: Driving, cooking a meal, household chores, managing personal finances
Behaviour disorders: Paranoia and suspiciousness
Confusion, disorientation in unfamiliar surroundings: May wander, trying to return to familiar surrounding
Difficulty or inability to multitask
Stages of Dementia
There are 7 stages of dementia -
No cognitive decline - In stage 1, the person functions normally, has no memory loss, and is mentally healthy. People with no dementia would be considered to be in Stage 1.
Very mild cognitive decline - Stage 2 is used to describe normal forgetfulness associated with aging. For example - Forgetfulness of names and where familiar objects like keys were left. Symptoms are not evident to loved ones, family or the patient’s physician.
Mild cognitive decline - This stage includes increased forgetfulness, slight difficulty concentrating and some decreased work performance. People may get lost more often or have difficulty finding the right words. At this stage, a person's loved ones and family will begin to notice a decline in problem solving and traveling to new places.
Moderate Cognitive decline - Stage 4 includes difficulty concentrating, decreased memory of recent events, and difficulties managing finances and/or travelling alone to new location. People have trouble completing complex task and may be ion denial about their mental abilities.
Moderately severe cognitive decline - People in stage 5 has major memory deficiencies and need some assistance to complete their daily activities (for example, dressing, bathing, preparing meals). Memory loss is prominent and may include major relevant on-going memory problems
Severe cognitive decline (Middle Dementia) - People 6 in stage requires extensive assistance to carry out daily activities like dressing themselves. They start to forget names of close family members and have little memory of recent events. Many patients can only remember some details of earlier life. They also have difficulty counting down from 10 and finishing task.
Very severe cognitive decline - People in this stage have essentially no ability to speak or communicate. They require assistance with most common daily activities (e.g., using the toilet, eating). They often lose psychomotor skills
Causes of Dementia
The main irreversible causes of dementia are as follows -
- Alzheimer's disease
- Front temporal disorders
- Lewy body dementia
- Vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia
- Mixed dementia
Alzheimer's disease is an irreversible progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and eventually the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. People with Alzheimer's disease have trouble doing everyday routine things like driving a car, cooking a meal or paying bills. People affected with the Alzheimer's disease may ask the same questions over, get lost easily, lose things or put them in odd places and find even simple things confusing.
Damage to the brain's frontal and temporal lobes causes forms of dementia called front temporal disorders. Front temporal disorders are the result of damage to neurons in parts of the brain called the frontal and temporal lobes. No cure or treatments that slow or stop the progression of front temporal disorders are available today.
Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a disease associated with abnormal deposits of a protein called alpha-syncline in the brain. Lewy body dementia is one of the most common causes of dementia. In the early stages of Lewy body dementia, symptoms can be mild, and people can function fairly normally. As the disease advances, people with LBD require more help due to a decline in thinking and movement abilities. In the later stages of the disease, they often depend entirely on others for assistance and care.
Vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia (VCID) are conditions arising from stroke and other vascular brain injuries that cause significant changes to memory, thinking, and behaviour. Cognition and brain function can be significantly affected by the size, location, and number of brain injuries.
It is common for people with dementia to have mixed dementia a combination of two or more types of dementia. A number of combinations are possible. For example, some people have both Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia.
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