All you need to know about dementia and Alzheimer's

Dementia includes conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and traumatic brain injury. PHOTO | FILE

What you need to know:

  • Normally, dementia tends to get worse over time, and even though it progresses differently in everyone.

  • Dementia is caused by damage to brain cells, which interferes with the ability of brain cells to communicate with each other.

  • In its early stages, dementia can cause symptoms such as change in mood, confused sense of direction, changes in short-term memory and being repetitive.

February 14-21 is Alzheimer’s and Dementia Education Week, which aims to raise awareness of the prevalent illness.

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