“Dementia is cause by damage to brain cells. This damage interferes with the ability of brain cells to communicate with each other. When brain cells cannot communicate normally, thinking, behavior and feelings can be affected.”
I’m sure that you have heard about how your brain has different sections and each section is responsible for a certain function in your body. When it comes to Dementia, places that have been injured do not function properly. And this can occur anywhere in your brain. One example of an area of the brain that leads to memory loss when damaged is the hippocampus. This is an extremely common area for damage to occur.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “While most changes in the brain that cause dementia are permanent and worsen over time, thinking and memory problems caused by the following conditions may improve when the condition is treated or addressed:”
- Medication Side Effects
- Excess use of Alcohol
- Thyroid Problems
- Vitamin Deficiencies
Next we will talk about the Diagnosis of Dementia.
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