Dementia is a nerve-related or neurological disorder that affects thinking, behavior and memory. It is a common neurological condition that can be caused by a variety of diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it affects 5 million Americans. Every 2 minutes, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. Symptoms of dementia include;
Memory loss is the hallmark presenting complaint of dementia. While everyone experiences occasional memory lapses, people with dementia may experience significant and persistent memory loss. This can include difficulty remembering recent events, recalling the names of people they know, or retaining new information.