What Is Dementia?

Dementia is a word that describes a large group of disorders caused by a brain disease, medical condition, or injury to the brain. Dementia affects two or more of the following: memory, judgment, language, motor skills, perception, thinking, and behavior.

While someone diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease is suffering from dementia, not everyone with dementia symptoms suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.

There are many types and causes of dementia, so a proper diagnosis is essential to finding the right care and treatment. You can learn about the types of dementia here.