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Parkinson’s Disease – The 5 Stages of Decline

Parkinson’s disease mostly affects people over 60, and as with other forms of dementia, there is no cure. There are also no confirmed risk factors, however genetics and exposure to toxins are thought to play a role. Parkinson’s disease  is defined by a build-up of Lewy body proteins in the brain. These protein deposits cause damage to the nerve cells of the brain, lowering dopamine production and disrupting communication between brain cells. In particular, the parts of the brain controlling movement
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Vascular Dementia- Causes and Symptoms.

Vascular dementia is not caused by a specific disease, rather it is the result of blood supply restriction to the brain. Progressive deterioration in a step-like manner is common, and surprisingly there may be noticeable improvement between each step. Read on to find out why this occurs.  Vascular is one of the few types of dementia which is preventable. Know the health risk factors and take steps to reduce them. Early diagnosis and detection are critical in reducing further decline.Vascular dementia
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Understanding Alzheimer’s Stages and Symptoms.

The following covers three generally accepted Alzheimer's stages- mild, moderate and severe. However it is not uncommon to hear of five or seven stages which give a more detailed breakdown of symptoms. As with all types of dementia, the symptoms associated with each stage will vary from person to person. Links are also provided for more detailed medical and scientific descriptions, which are not covered here.Understanding Alzheimer's DiseaseAlzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia affecting 60-80% of people with
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Dealing with Dementia – Adapting Home and Life

When someone you love has dementia, everyone is affected. Immediate family members and close friends will need to find ways to adjust themselves, and their routines, to accommodate the changing situations. Initially it will be hardly noticeable, maybe even amusing. But as time goes on, the symptoms of dementia impact more and more on a person’s daily life. Dealing with dementia becomes a burden for everyone. But there are ways to ease the burden, for the dementia patient and for
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Dementia Definition – What is Dementia?

Dementia is a term very loosely used to describe muddled or forgetful behavior. But what exactly is dementia? Is it a disease? Does it only affect the elderly? Let's start with a dementia definition using simple, lay-man's language. Dementia Definition - In simple terms:   Dementia is not a disease, although it is often caused by a disease. Dementia is an umbrella term that describes a wide range of symptoms caused by changes in the brain. Dementia is an umbrella term for a
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Types of Dementia- Types and Stages of Dementia

Dementia is not a disease, rather it is an umbrella term for a range of symptoms caused by the diseases or conditions commonly known as the Types of Dementia.Dementia describes a range of symptoms, such as forgetfulness or muddled behaviour, caused by changes in the brain. These changes to the brain are the result of any number of conditions or diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Vascular or Frontotemporal dementia. These dementia causing conditions or diseases are commonly referred to
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