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Dementia is a condition in which a person loses cognitive functioning like thinking, reasoning, or remembering. And slowly, it hinders a person's routine activities.
Type of Dementia
Primary: This is a condition in which dementia is the leading illness. The common type of dementia in this category include:
Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)
Lewy Body dementia
Secondary: In this dementia is caused by other medical conditions or diseases like Parkinson's, Traumatic brain injury, Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, etc
Reversible Dementia: This type of dementia can be reversed with treatment. Some of the conditions that can cause dementia are vitamin deficiencies (like B1, B6, and B12), medication side effects, metabolic disorders, etc.
There are no specific causes for dementia, but some possible reasons are:
Blocked blood flow to the brain
Required oxygen and nutrients not provided to the brain
Signs of dementia include:
Difficulty in speaking and understanding
Expressing one's thoughts
Taking a longer time to complete daily activities
Losing interest in routine daily activities
Not caring about others' emotions and feelings
Using random words for familiar things
There is no specific way to prevent dementia; however, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can reduce the risks.
Eat fresh and healthy food
Eat more green leafy vegetables and fruits
Stay socially active