Dementia is a group of symptoms involving cognitive degeneration. Memory loss, a loss of thinking skills, and other cognitive impairments are examples of symptoms of dementia. The two most common causes of dementia are A... More »

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Dementia in people age 65 and older is most commonly caused by Alzheimer's disease, according to Mayo Clinic. Other causes include traumatic brain injuries, loss of nerve cells and Lewy bodies. More »

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The causes of sundowning in dementia patients aren't well understood, according to the Alzheimer's Association. However, disturbances to a person's circadian rhythm, the inability to separate waking reality from dreams d... More »

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Dementia caused by Huntington’s disease may begin as early as age 30, while frontotemporal dementia, a condition linked to nerve cell degeneration in the frontal and temporal brain lobes, may manifest as early as age 40,... More »

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Dementia accounts for more deaths than Alzheimer's because Alzheimer's is a type of dementia, according to Mayo Clinic. Other types of dementia include vascular dementia, lewy body dementia and frontotemporal dementia. S... More »

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Memory loss is the first symptom of dementia. Other symptoms of dementia include difficulty remembering recent events, difficulty finding the right words, problems regulating emotions, an inability to use good judgment w... More »

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Symptoms of alcohol-related dementia, also known as Korsakoff syndrome, include difficulty learning new information, long-term memory gaps and the inability to remember recent events. Some individuals with Korsakoff synd... More »

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