Dementia is the name given to a group of disorders of the brain. They progressively damage the ability of the brain to function normally. In order to be diagnosed with dementia, there must be:
- A disturbance in memory
A decline in one or more cognitive domains that cause functional impairment in:
- Visuospatial function
- Executive function (foresight, planning, anticipation, insight)
- Praxis (learned motor skills)
Some Areas of the Brain Affected by Dementia
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