What is dementia? If you were to ask Google one would hear that it is a group of thinking that interferes with daily thinking and social systems that interferes with daily functions. Dementia is not a specific disease. People with dementia may not be able to think well enough to do daily functions such as getting dressed or eating and drinking they may lose their ability to solve problems or control their EMOTIONS their personalities may change they may become AGITATED or see things that are not there. MEMORY LOSS is a common symptom of dementia however memory loss by itself does not mean you have dementia.
People with dementia have serious problems with two or more brain functions such as memory and language. Although dementia is common in very elderly people it is not part of normal aging . Many different diseases can cause dementia including Alzheimer's disease and stroke, drugs are available to treat some of these diseases. While these drugs cannot cure dementia or repair brain damage they may improve symptoms or slow down the disease.