If several members of your family have developed the disease, you might be asking yourself is dementia hereditary? Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer as it very much depends on what the root cause of the dementia is. There are several different causes of Dementia. Some are known to be hereditary; a few types of […]
Once a patient has been diagnosed with Pick’s disease, it causes an irreversible decline in a patient’s mental faculties over a number of years. The frontal lobe dementia life expectancy can be as long as seventeen years, but some patients only live two years as they soon succumb to complications of the disease.
Dementia is an insidious disease—the signs often creep up very stealthily and for a long time you might not even be aware of them or, as many people are, in denial and believe that the symptoms of dementia in a loved one are easily explained by other things. But whilst it can be easy to […]
Recognizing the early dementia signs and symptoms is crucial for ensuring that the patient has access to the best treatment and care available. Dementia is a progressive disease affecting the brain and although Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, there are several other different causes. Early dementia signs and symptoms will sometimes […]
Dementia in the elderly (usually caused by Alzheimer’s) is a slow and progressive disease. The early signs might go unnoticed, but even when they are apparent relatives can often attribute them to the natural decline in function that is an inevitable part of the aging process. But signs of dementia are not part of the […]
What is dementia disease? Dementia is a disease of the brain. It is not a single illness; rather it is a group of symptoms, all of which fall under the umbrella of “dementia”. It is a disease most associated with old age and about six out of every one hundred people over the age of […]