Dementia is a non-specific term to cover those disorders marked by a serious loss of cognitive ability, and resulting in serious problems of memory, language, attention, and problem solving. Any stage of adulthood may be the onset age of Dementia. However, it is far more common in the geriatric population. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common and frequent specific form of dementia in clinical medicine.
The symptoms and signs of Dementia vary, according to the variousunderlying causes. Common manifestations of all dementias include:
Most types of dementia have no known cure. Present treatments are focusing on improving the symptoms and slowing the progression of Dementia. Medications (such as certain cholinesterase inhibitors) may be useful for treating the symptoms. Cell therapy may also be useful.