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Dementia Symptoms and Causes

Dementia is a word for a group of symptoms caused by disorders that affect the brain. It is not a specific disease. People with dementia symptoms may have memory loss. They may not be able to think well enough to do normal activities, such as getting dressed or eating; They may lose their ability to solve problems or control their emotions. Their personalities may change, and they may become agitated or see things that are not there. Dementia has many different causes, including various diseases and infections, strokes, head injuries, drugs and nutritional deficiencies. Irreversible causes of dementia are Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, and others.