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A Patient’s Guide to Dementia

June 4, 2019

From the U.S. News & World Report website

For those who develop dementia, the changes are often subtle at first – and symptoms vary. But the condition generally describes “the loss of cognitive functioning – thinking, remembering, and reasoning – and behavioral abilities to such an extent that it interferes with a person’s daily life and activities,” according to the National Institute on Aging.

While the neurodegenerative disorder Alzheimer’s disease is far and away the leading cause, various other types of dementia are also common. And just as the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s is projected to rise from about 5.8 million today to nearly 14 million by 2050, the overall ranks of people with dementia is expected to increase sharply as well.

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