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Dementia

Dementia

Dementia explained - Better Health Channel -open

Dementia is a progressive deterioration in a person's functioning. The most common cause is Alzheimer's disease but there are other causes including Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease. Common early symptoms include memory loss, confusion, personality changes, apathy and withdrawal.

http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Dementia_explained

 

Dementia - early signs - Better Health Channel -open

Dementia has early warning signs and symptoms. An early diagnosis will help manage a person's dementia. Signs may be vague but may include loss of memory, particularly for recent events, confusion, apathy, withdrawal and the loss of ability to do everyday tasks. Other conditions have symptoms similar to dementia.

http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Dementia_diagnosis_and_early_signs?open

 

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