What is Dementia?
Dementia is the impairment of brain functioning that can be caused by diseases affecting the brain. Dementia usually occurs in people aged sixty years or older. In fact, the risk for dementia increases as we age. Symptoms of dementia include impaired memory, difficulty with thinking skills, language, poor judgment, and behavioral problems. In most cases, dementia is incurable and cannot be reversed.
Although dementia, in most cases is incurable and non-reversible, there are certain conditions where it can be prevented from worsening or reversed if it is discovered quickly, and treatment is provided.