Dementia is not a precise disease. It's an overall term that describes a group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person's ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of cases. Vascular dementia, which occurs after a stroke, is the second most common dementia type. But there are many other conditions that can cause symptoms of dementia, including some that are reversible, such as thyroid problems and vitamin deficits. Dementia is often incorrectly referred to as "senility" or "senile dementia," which reflects the formerly widespread but incorrect belief that serious mental decline is a normal part of aging.
- Track 1-1 Vascular Dementia
- Track 2-2 Parkinson's disease dementia
- Track 3-3 Frontotemporal Dementia
- Track 4-4 Mixed Dementia
- Track 5-5 Dementia with Lewy Bodies
- Track 6-6 Case Reports