Monday, October 4, 2010

What is Dementia? Alzheimer’s Disease or Vascular Dementia : Forms of forgetfulness

What is Dementia?

According to a website : Medical News Today

Dementia is the progressive deterioration in cognitive function - the ability to process thought (intelligence).

Progressive means the symptoms will gradually get worse. The deterioration is more than might be expected from normal aging and is due to damage or disease. Damage could be due to a stroke, while an example of a disease might be Alzheimer's. Read more here

Healthy Mind Healthy Life defines it as:

Dementia is an illness that affects the brain, leading to progressive memory loss, decline in intellectual ability and personality changes. It affects a person's ability to think, learn new information, solve problems and make decisions. Read more here:

There is a very informative booklet available on the website of Healthy Mind Healthy Life.

Click here to download this booklet from Healthy Mind Healthy Life

Read On:
What is Alzheimer’s Disease?
What is Vascular Dementia?
Signs and symptoms of Dementia
Cures for Dementia