Dementia is a term that is used very carelessly and, sometimes, even frivolously to laugh away memory loss or lack of concentration…I’m definitely getting dementia, can’t remember anything nowadays, ha-ha! The unfortunate fact is there’s nothing funny about Dementia, especially for the affected person and caregivers.
Dementia is not a disease – it’s an umbrella term for a group of symptoms that occur in other diseases like Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s and Creutzfeldt-Jakob. Moreover, Dementia cannot be loosely interchanged with disease names, for example: I’ve got Alzheimer’s because I’m forgetful! This brain-graphic succinctly explains the how and why of Dementia.
The Signs & Symptoms of Dementia:
Infographic by – Live In Carer