Dementia is the general decline in mental health that eventually leads to a degraded standard of living – to the point where one will need assisted care. Alhzeimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, but there is also Lewy body dementia, vascular dementia, and frontotemporal disorder. Dementia is NOT a part of the aging process, but is a common disorder that afflicts the elderly.
Dementia progress can be slowed down, so it is important that one is aware of the signs that indicate the onset of the disease. Common symptoms include:
- Difficulty communicating, or not being able to find the words to convey the message the person wants to. A related symptom is not being able to follow a conversation.
- Loss of memory, specially short-term memory. Things like forgetting to turn off the lights. Or repeating a task (such as calling someone) that was done just a short