In today’s world, dementia is one of the most common diagnosis amongst the elderly population in our country.
What’s worse, many people are secretly suffering from one form or another and don’t even realize it, which means they don’t receive the treatment they need.
Dementia isn’t a disease per se, but rather a group of diseases that mainly affect mental functions along with the nervous system. Dementia diseases are progressive, which means they get worse over time.
However, detecting dementia early and receiving proper treatment can help anyone live a better, longer and healthier life overall.
The main types of dementia are:
- Alzheimer’s disease (the most common type, which occurs in up to 80% of all cases)
- Parkinson’s disease
- Dementia with Lewy bodies
- Vascular dementia
- Frontotemporal dementia
- Mixed dementia
Although each type of dementia has its own causes and particularity, there are some symptoms they all have in common.
Today, experts will help us find out everything about those symptoms and when it’s time to see a doctor. Ready?