Dementia is a brain disorder and isn’t a normal part of ageing. It is caused when brain cells die more quickly than in normal ageing. Over time, people with dementia experience a loss of memory and other mental abilities. It can be severe enough to interfere with daily life.
However, dementia and its effects can manifest differently in different persons. To better understand and manage the care of your loved one with dementia, start first by uncovering what form of dementia they have and understand the symptoms they experience.
For most who are diagnosed with dementia, they typically belong to one of these 3 commonly observed types of dementia.
There are other forms of dementia which are less common, some (such as the Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) dementia) can even be controlled or reversed when proper treatment is sought.