Dementia is a symptom of many illnesses including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease and AIDS. Effects include loss of memory, intellect, rationality, social skills and normal emotional reactions. Help is available for carers of people with dementia.
Topic: Introduction to dementia
Dementia is not a normal part of ageing and can happen to anybody.
We all forget things from time to time, but the loss of memory with dementia is different.
The early signs of dementia are very subtle and vague, and may not be immediately obvious.
People with dementia differ in the patterns of problems they experience and in the speed with which their abilities deteriorate.