Dementia can be defined as the loss of one or more brain functions to an extent that disrupts one’s daily life due to various reasons. Dementia may occur for different reasons. The first thing to do is to distinguish between recycled and non-recycled cognitive impairments. Although depression is the most common cause of forgetfulness in young people, the incidence of dementia in society is increasing due to the prolongation of human life. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of advanced dementia. Complaints starting with forgetfulness progress with complaints such as decrease in cognitive activities, thinking disorders, difficulty in doing daily activities, refusal to eat, withdrawal.
Apart from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia may also occur due to disorders in the structure of the brain vessels. All these diseases are followed up and treated by neurologists.
The information on this page has been prepared by the Moodist Psychiatry and Neurology Hospital Medical Team.