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10 Aug

You can take steps to delay or prevent the development of dementia by using the dietary restriction as a management strategy. For instance, you can get your child to eat more vegetables and fruits. This will be a reduction in the amount of sugar consumed. Also, it will help keep the brain from becoming oxidized and free radical damage. The antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables will help ward off the development of dementia. You should have your child take fish oil supplements to protect the heart. Also, be sure that your child avoids smoking or ingesting menthol as this is a sure way to initiate brain fog.


There are several categories of dementia and some of them can occur in a younger population. Dementia is the decline or shrinkage of the brain. It is associated with Alzheimer's disease. Symptoms of dementia are memory loss, disorientation, hallucinations, aggressive behavior, verbal abuse, confusion, mood changes, poor judgment, short term memory loss and personality changes. Dementia is not always caused by Alzheimer's disease but there is a link. Dementia and Alzheimer's disease share symptoms. Dementia is different from Alzheimer's disease in that it usually does not affect the central nervous system.

Some of the dementia symptoms are mild but persistent memory loss that is more noticeable when doing everyday things such as remembering appointments, appointment reminders or what a patient saw in a movie or TV show. The person with dementia may have difficulty communicating thoughts, may have trouble swallowing, blinking or laughing. They may have unexplained muscle spasms, jerking movements or twitching. The person with dementia may also be unable to coordinate eye blinking, blinking or closing the eyes.

People with dementia may have difficulty performing simple tasks such as opening a door, driving or bathing. They may also become confused when presented with novel situations or words. Memory loss can also prevent a person from preparing meals, reading or writing. The person with dementia may have difficulty with daily routines such as grooming and dressing. They may become disoriented at times. There may be a fear of going to familiar places such as shopping malls or home.

Treatment and care of the patient with dementia are the same as those for someone with Alzheimer's disease. There are medications and medications plus counseling that can help the person with dementia cope. The patient with dementia should not be left alone for extended periods of time. He or she should have close supervision of when and how they are allowed to get home. The person should be kept engaged in activities that stimulate the brain and keep them alert.

Knowledge of their disease is the best way to cope. Understanding what the person with dementia is dealing with is crucial. Talking to them about it is the next step.

The patient with dementia will need care for the rest of their lives. There are medications, counseling and support to help the person with dementia cope. People with dementia will need professional care for the rest of their lives too. It is important to keep both the patient and caregiver involved in the care. The better the caregiver involved, the more support the patient with dementia has.


There are several categories of dementia and some of them can occur in a younger population. Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia. It can occur in anyone. It starts after the age of 65, but usually occurs earlier. The symptoms are the same as in other dementias, but they are more severe than in other dementias. It is followed by vascular dementia, which occurs over a period of years. It is the most common type of dementia, but it can occur in anyone. Alzheimer's is considered a terminal form of dementia. It occurs after the age of 65 and it usually affects older persons.

There are several types of dementia that occur in all populations. The differences are age of onset, cause, and progression. Some dementia types may occur in a younger population and not others. The following are the different types of dementia:

1. Lewy Body Dementia -

Causes are protein deposits that break down the chemical receptors in the nerve cells. The breakdown occurs so quickly that it disrupts the nerve impulses. Nerve impulses are the impulses that make the nerve cells respond to something. Without the nerve impulses, the nerve cells die. This can be from someone swallowing something that causes the proteins to clump together, or from a blow to the head that causes the head to move as it will not break down all the receptors at once.

2. Parkinson's Disease -

Causes are proteins in the brain. Symptoms are muscular stiffness and depression. When the disease is at its advanced stage, the nerves cannot conduct impulses. It affects about 1 person in 10, but it is more common in older men than women. It is not from repeated strokes, but from mild ones. Parkinson's disease starts in late adulthood.

3. Dementia caused by abnormal proteins -

Symptoms are changes in mental status and memory. Most people will notice personality changes and forgetfulness. Symptoms are mild when they are mild and go away on their own. This is from Alzheimer's disease or from a stroke. It usually occurs in people over age 70.

4. Dementia caused by a buildup of plaques -

Symptoms are memory loss, confusion, depression, personality change, tremors and slowness of movements. This is from a brain injury or from infections in the brain. This is common in older people.

These are the four main types of dementia. The first type is Parkinson's disease, the second is Alzheimer's disease, the third is dementia caused by a protein build up, and the fourth is Dementia caused by a build up of plaques in the brain.

Parkinson's disease is caused by a protein called alpha synuclein. When it builds up in the brain, these neurons have difficulty conducting impulses. The motor neurons have many short fibers that have a tendency to fall off. Parkinson's disease has symptoms like slow movement, rigidity, stiffness and the inability to walk, balance or keep balance. Symptoms of Parkinson's disease usually appear between the age of 30 and 60 and if they do not get better, you will die within six months.

Alzheimer's disease is a form of dementia. It has symptoms like forgetfulness, language difficulty, confusion, mood swings and personality changes. It usually occurs at a later age than Parkinson's disease and affects people over age 70.

Dementia caused by proteins is the fourth main type. This results from a brain injury. The person's mental status changes gradually and there are symptoms like impaired memory and forgetfulness. There are other symptoms like muscle rigidity, trembling, swallowing difficulties, confusion, aggression and hallucinations. With Dementia caused by proteins, you'll feel these symptoms within two years after the cause of dementia.

If you notice any of these symptoms in you or your child, see your doctor immediately. By this time, the illness has already progressed into the stage of clinical dementia. If you do not go for prompt medical attention, death is imminent.

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