Usually seen as an ailment of the aged, dementia is not completely inexistent among the young people. In layman’s terms, dementia is a condition of constant decline in the mental abilities that, once severe enough, start hampering the regular activities and thus the daily life of the patient.  

Other than this basic definition, there are a few things you should know about Dementia to be vigilant and catch the disease in an early stage. Here are some important things to know:

What Are The Causes? 

Dementia is not a symptom in itself, but a condition that entails a set of symptoms, reversible as well as irreversible, of declining mental abilities within it that may be caused by several kinds of diseases. The prime disease entailing dementia is Alzheimer’s. Other common types of dementia include vascular dementia, Parkinson’s disease dementia, Huntington’s disease dementia, down syndrome dementia and dementia by Lewy bodies among many others. However, more than 60% of dementia patients have Alzheimer’s as the reported cause.

What Are The Symptoms?

There is quite a misconception that forgetfulness and memory problems are a direct symptom of dementia. While they do form an important part of the list, they do not always indicate to the serious issue. Only when a person is suffering from a set of symptoms from the below-mentioned list should they be worried about dementia and other related diseases: 

  • Inability to Pay Attention

  • Short-Term As Well As Long-Term Memory Changes

  • Language And Communication Impairment

  • Compromised Visual Ability

  • Impaired sense of judgment and reasoning

  • Increasing State of Confusion  

How To Treat and Care?

Dementia is a serious condition. All the symptoms only increase with time and become untreatable if not given proper care and treatment at the right time. Thus it becomes very important to catch the symptoms and get the disease diagnosed at an early stage. Although there is no permanent solution to the ailment, timely treatment can help postpone the new symptoms as well as reduce the rate of growth in the severity of the existing ones. Early diagnosis can also help the patient become a part of trials. Many symptoms can be reduced, if not alleviated, by therapies. The medication is exhaustive and continues for a lifetime, although finding the prescriptions can be a problem if the patient is treated at home. However, some medicines can be bought online like galamer 4mg, a common pill used in the treatment of dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Medication can, and in most cases, does have several uncomfortable side effects like nausea, appetite loss and thus weight loss, fatigue, digestion problems, and sleep issues among others.

Non-drug treatments and therapies can be beneficial, however, may require patience and consistency.