Dementia is not a disease alone, but more like a component of other mental disorders. By definition, dementia is a loss of brain function that affects memory, thinking, language, judgment, and behavior. Dementia is a degenerative disease that cannot be stopped or reversed. Most commonly, dementia is associated with Alzheimer’s disease and can be caused from Lewy body disease (abnormal protein structures in the brain) and many small strokes called vascular dementia. Visit Annals of Long-Term Care for more information regarding dementia.
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