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  • stages
  • There are multiple stages of dementia, ranging from some minor difficulty functioning to severe impairment. (psychologytoday.com)
  • In the early stages of the dementia, however, she probably will have no difficulty identifying photos of the children, or even of casual friends, taken 30 years earlier. (healthcentral.com)
  • Dementia typically emerges in stages for which psychiatry has developed a test ( MMSE ) and a scale ( Global Deterioration Scale ). (duhaime.org)
  • We welcome the broader, societal approach outlined in this research, and certainly the idea that we all need to take individual responsibility, usually by making relatively small lifestyle changes - at all stages of life - to 'dementia-proof' our own health, and that of our families. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • diagnoses
  • Nordstrom and a colleague examined the medical records of 3,329,360 men and women in Sweden over age 50 looking for diagnoses of dementia and any history of TBI. (reuters.com)
  • The Alzheimer's Association estimates that it makes up 80 percent of all dementia diagnoses, which is why the two terms are often confused. (healthline.com)
  • impairment
  • Perhaps most importantly, the program improved the executive cognitive process of selective attention and conflict resolution as well as associative memory, which are robust predictors of conversion from mild cognitive impairment to dementia. (redorbit.com)
  • Dementia is a condition characterized by the global impairment of intellectual capacity. (britannica.com)
  • As dementia progresses, memory loss and cognitive impairment broaden in scope until the individual can no longer remember basic social and survival skills or function independently. (britannica.com)
  • Mild cognitive impairment is a term used when memory problems are more than you would expect for your age, but not bad enough to be called dementia. (rcpsych.ac.uk)
  • clinical
  • It was possible to detect, both in patients with MCI (1.5% and in patients with dementia (3.5%, a non-significant difference), abnormal metabolic values, indicating poorly controlled diabetes, renal failure, hyponatremia, folate or vitamin B12 deficiency and hyperthyroidism, which correction led to clinical improvement. (google.com)
  • Rebecca Axline, a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with Houston Methodist Hospital's Nantz National Alzheimer Center, explains that communication strategies will depend on the type of dementia your loved one has. (caring.com)
  • chronic
  • Conditions that can be amenable to appropriate therapies to reduce dementia include anemia, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, reduced blood oxygen levels, depression, infections, nutritional deficiencies and thyroid disorders. (news-medical.net)
  • early
  • Find out what how typical age-related memory loss compares to early signs of Alzheimer's and other dementias. (alz.org)
  • Content emphasizes interdisciplinary investigations, integrative/translational articles, related to: etiology, risk factors, early detection, disease modifying interventions, prevention of dementia and applications of new technologies in health services. (apple.com)
  • researchers
  • The association between TBI and dementia in the siblings group was similar to that of the other two groups, and researchers found no notable differences between men and women. (reuters.com)
  • changes
  • Creating a care plan for your loved one with dementia can give you and your family a way to anticipate and deal with the changes the illness brings. (caring.com)