Dementia

What is Dementia?

Description/Overview

term-definitionDementia is a condition that takes into account several symptoms and is a general term that can be applied to different circumstances.

Risk of dementia increase with ages. In order for a condition to be classified as dementia, there must be at least two or more symptoms from the list below and it must be serious enough that it affects one’s daily quality of life.

Dementia can be degenerative (meaning that it is due to death of brain cells and not reversible) or non-degenerative (meaning that it is a side effect of an injury, medication, or a deficiency in vitamins.

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Last Reviewed:
October 05, 2016
Last Updated:
January 19, 2017