The brain is the most complex part of your body, it is the window to the world we live in, sights, sounds and sensations. The brain helps us to make sense of all that is going on around us. It is where memories are stored, we solve problems and emotions originate from. Infact as it controls all these things it is what really makes you, you.
There are many different illnesses that can damage a person’s brain and cause dementia. Different types of dementia affect different parts of the brain and therefore are expressed differently across those who have the condition. An obvious symptom might be forgetfulness or confusion. Others may (and those around them) experience changes in moods and behaviour or even problems speaking or seeing what and where things are. Not everyone gets these problems and at first they may have just one of them.
The word dementia tends to describe the different symptoms mentioned so far...
As time progresses the illnesses that cause the dementia can have an increasing effect on the brain causing new symptoms. It is also possible to have more than one type of dementia at the same time. The most common diseases leading to dementia include; Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s dementia, Vascular dementia and Lewy bodies dementia.
Further information on dementia is available on the internet and if you are concerned or worried you should seek medical advice and guidance from your local GP.