What is Dementia?
What is Dementia? Many get Dementia and Alzheimer’s confused..
Dementia is a broad term used to describe the symptoms of a large group of illnesses that cause a progressive decline in a person’s functioning. Dementia symptoms include loss of memory, intellect, rationality, social skills and normal emotional reactions.
There are over 50 TYPES of Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease is about 62%, Vascular Dementia is about 17%, Lewy Bodies is about 4%, and some are a combination. Symptoms depend on the type of dementia and location of effected part of the brain Dementia symptoms can be reversed or eliminated, so make sure you get the right diagnosis from your doctor!
Frontal Lobe Dementia vs Occipital Lobe Dementia
Frontal Lobe Dementia, effects language, Occipital Lobe Dementia effects vision.Frontal Lobe Dementia (FTD,) is caused by group of disorders caused by progressive cell degeneration in the brain’s frontal lobe.
Occipital Lobe Dementia This means that someone with dementia could have difficulty seeing what an object is, despite both eyes being in perfect condition. The eyes can be health but if the dementia is in the occipital lobe there will be vision problems.
Dementia Symptoms are going to vary depending on the cause of the dementia.