You must first know what dementia is to be aware!
What is Dementia?
Dementia is not a disease. Dementia is a broard term used to describe a group of symptoms that occur when certain diseases affect the brain. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia.
Common types of Dementia are:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Vascular Dementia
- Dementia with Lewy Bodies
- Fronto-temporal Dementia
Symptoms of Dementia are:
- Loss of Memory
- Problems with speech (aphasia)
- Problems Processing information
Additionally some of the following are commonly associated with dementia:
- Delirium or acute confusion
- Social Withdrawal
- Loss of interest in doing things (that they enjoyed previously)
- Memory problems
For more information on dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, check out
Dementia Awareness around the World
In the Unites States, the month of November is set aside as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. In the UK, Dementia Awareness week will be May 15th – 21st 2019. September 2018 is World Alzheimer’s Awareness month. (Blog readers, if your country is not listed and you want to add information, please add in comments or send me an email).