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Are elderly people the only ones to get dementia?

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Dementia affects people of all ages, but it is more common in adults 65 and older. However, it is not a normal aging process, and not all aged people are affected by dementia. Dementia is caused by various diseases such as Alzheimer's, stroke and Parkinson's, claims the World Health Organization.

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Common symptoms of dementia include forgetfulness, behavior change and an increased need for self-care assistance. Forms of dementia include vascular dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies, but Alzheimer's is the most common, according to the World Health Organization. Although dementia does not have a cure as of 2015, support and care for people with dementia are needed.

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