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FORMS OF DEMENTIA
The following are conditions that exist that possibly will manifest with symptoms of confusion or forgetfulness, or other behavior associated with dementia.
A. PROGRESSIVE DEMENTIA : which implies that there is no current cure and that will continue to progress with futher dementia-like symptoms. These are Alzheimer's Disease, latter Parkinson's Disease, Huntington's Khorea, Lewy's Disease, Pick's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Sundown syndrome.
B. NON-POGRESSIVE DEMENTIA : implying that with the proper care and treatment plan by a physician, the resident can recover from these dementia like symptoms. These are : Depression, stress, head injuries, brain tumors, dehydration, malnutrition,strokes, blackouts, infections, blood pressure, transfer trauma, hormonal imbalance, chemical imbalance, blood pressure, surgeries, drug addiction and alcoholism.
Dementia is a medical condition that interferes with the way the brain works. Symptoms include anxiety, paranoia, personality changes, lack of initiative, and difficulty acquiring skills.
Alzheimer's Disease is the most common form of dementia. It proceeds in stages over months or years and gradually destroys memory, reason, judgment, language, and gradually the ability to carry out even simple task.