What did I have for breakfast? Dementia

Dementia is a clinical syndrome observed in a wide set of diseases in which there is progressive cognitive decline in the patient leading to a loss of independence. Most commonly, dementia occurs in individuals above 55 years with the majority of cases revealed after 65 years. Its onset is insidious, marked by memory problems relating to recent facts (anterograde amnesia) while remote memories are preserved until very late stages of the disease. In more advanced stages, speech, gestures and behavior may change with the possibility of emergence of psychiatric symptoms such as depressed mood, irritability, insomnia, anorexia, fatigue, delusions, hallucinations, agitation and heteroagressivity . Its most common type is Alzheimer’s dementia and its core cause is brain cell destruction by various mechanisms.

If he is forgetting what he had for breakfast, consult us.

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