What is dementia?

“Dementia” is a syndrome (i.e. a pattern of symptoms) and typically involves loss of memory, mood changes and problems with thinking, orientation, comprehension, calculation, learning capacity, language and judgement. It is the umbrella term used to describe the symptoms that occur when the brain is damaged as a result of one or more diseases or conditions, resulting in memory and intellectual impairments which are sufficiently severe as to interfere with daily life.

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