Psychological Effects Of Dementia

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Dementia is a disorder of the brain that causes a slow decline and loss of mental ability; these include problems with things such as memory, understanding, judgment, thinking and language. In addition, other problems can develop, such as changes in a person’s personality and changes in the way a person interacts with others in social situations. As dementia develops, a person's ability to take care of themselves from day to day may also become affected. Things such as Poor concentration if your concentration is affected then you wouldn’t notice things as much, and also you wouldn’t retain things as much as you would have done normally. Poor concentration can be a result simply because you are bored or tired. However, it can also be a sign…show more content…
If somebody feels ill, this can also affect someone’s concentration and memory. Certain illnesses can sometimes affect the way your brain works. For instance, a thyroid that is underactive can slow down your body's functions, including the brain, and can make someone be more forgetful. Infections such as a chest infection or a urine infection can cause sudden confusion and memory problems; especially in the elderly.There are various causes of dementia. This can be caused by various diseases or disorders which affect different parts of the brain involved with the thought processes. Most of the cases are caused by Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, or dementia with Lewy bodies. All of these types of dementia can have similar symptoms but some symptoms may point to a particular cause. But, it may not be possible to say what is causing the dementia in every case. There are three different ways that might help to either slow the progress or stop it all

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