What is Dementia?

Dementia is a set of symptoms that are associated with the acquired and progressive deterioration of intellectual abilities; Being the loss of memory in the short term, the previously acquired cognitive domain that is most affected, interfering in the successful performance of a person’s daily activities. In addition to memory, other cognitive functions that are affected in dementia may be language, judgment and reasoning; As well as emotional and behavioral disorders that can result in depression, hallucinations, agitation, disinhibition, insomnia among others.

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia, and the odds of acquiring it increase as you age. Adults older than 85 years are the most similar to present it, although for some since the age of 65 (some minors) already begin to show the first symptoms.

Among the first manifestations of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are:

Alterations and progressive loss of memory, talk and repetitive questions where the same story is present again and again. It loses the notion of time (Date and Season), difficulty finding words and engage in continuous conversations, difficulty making decisions among others. Conditions that are progressive, and are being divided into stages as the course of the disease progresses.