Dementia - An Underlying Disease
Dementia is a broad category of brain diseases that causes a long term and often gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember that is great enough to affect a person's daily functioning. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of disease which covers 50-70% cases. The common symptoms of Dementia include emotional constraints, a problem in finding words, lack of motivation etc. The severity of Dementia increases with a person’s age. The other common types of diseases which include Dementia are Vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia and Frontotemporal dementia. Worldwide, with Dementia or Related disorders nearly 44 million people have suffered in 2015, past results showed 35.66 million population lived with Dementia worldwide in the year 2010, with numbers expected to nearly double every twenty years, to 65.7 million in 2030 and 115.4 million in 2050. In 2010, fifty-eight per cent of all population with dementia lived in countries with lower or moderate incomes, with this proportion anticipated to rise to 63% till 2030 and 71% by 2050. This condition is anticipated to double by 2030 and quite triple by 2050 to 115 million.
- Vascular Dementia and Stroke
- Clinical Stages in Dementia progression