Dementia is a general term for a mental decline that is serious enough to impact with your daily life. Most people think of Alzheimer’s disease when they think of dementia. However, Alzheimer’s disease is just one variant of dementia. Dementia isn’t actually a specific disease. It’s a general term that describes a number of symptoms.
Alzheimer’s disease is responsible for 60-80% of all cases of dementia. Another variant of dementia is Vascular dementia, which happens after a stroke. Less severe problems, like thyroid issues or vitamin deficiencies, can also cause dementia. When thyroid issues are addressed or vitamins are given, the dementia symptoms are often alleviated. Symptoms of dementia include issues with memory, communication, concentration, reasoning, and perception.
If you or someone you know is suffering from dementia, seek medical attention. It could be something as benign as a thyroid problem or as serious as Alzheimer’s disease.
1. Cognitive Decline
Cognitive decline is one of the telltale symptoms of dementia. Memory loss, getting confused in the morning or evening hours, mental confusion, disorientation, and mixing up words are all symptoms of cognitive decline. If you or a loved one is suffering from cognitive decline, it can be very difficult to cope with. If the person suffering from cognitive decline was once a serious and contemplative person, it can be especially hard to take.
It is like they’re not the same person anymore – and they’re not. When someone’s brain starts to go, just remember that it’s not their mind. They’re still the same person inside. There are a number of nutritional supplements, amino acids, nootropics, and more that can help with the symptoms of cognitive decline. Your doctor might prescribe helpful medications, as well. Instead of just accepting this impairment as an ordinary sign of aging (which it’s not), you should fight it.