Dementia

About- Dementia is a group of symptoms that can affect thinking, memory, reasoning, personality, mood, and behavior.
 
Symptoms-

 Agitation
 Anxiety
 Communication Problem
 Confusion
 Coordination problem
 Decreased problem solving abilities
 Depression
 Disorientation
 Frustration
 Hallucinations
 Memory loss
 Mood swings
 Paranoia
 Personality changes
 Sleeping pattern change
 Suspiciousness
 
Causes and Risk factors-

Dementia involves damage of nerve cells in the brain, which may occur due to
 Alzheimer's disease
 Anoxia
 Atherosclerosis
 Brain tumors
 Certain types of hydrocephalus
 Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
 Dehydration
 Dementia with Lewy bodies
 Depression
 Diabetes
 Exposure to heavy metals, such as lead, and other poisons, such as pesticides
 Frontotemporal lobar dementia
 High blood pressure (hypertension)
 High cholesterol
 HIV 
 Huntington's disease
 Long term drug or alcohol use
 Multiple strokes
 Nutritional deficiencies
 Obesity
 Parkinson's disease
 Side effects of medications
 Sleep apnea
 Smoking
 Subdural hematomas
 Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
 Vascular dementia

Specialists to Visit -
 Psychiatrist

 Neurologist
 Clinical Psychologist
 Geriatrician

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References-
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.nhs.uk
https://www.dementia.org.au
https://www.alz.org
https://www.nia.nih.gov
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com
https://www.alzheimers.org.uk
https://www.webmd.com
https://my.clevelandclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com

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