The growing number of older people and a longer life expectancy also leads to a higher proportion of people with dementia.
Dementia is diagnosed when brain function worsens, memory becomes worse and this change leads to problems coping with everyday life.
Dementia manifests itself in those affected in a deterioration of mental capacity. The memory and the short-term memory of those affected by. There is a worsening of word finding and orientation in everyday situations.
A distinction is made between primary and secondary dementia: diseases that affect the brain itself and cause irreparable damage are known as primary dementias. The most important representatives are Alzheimer’s disease and Pick’s disease.
Secondary dementia arises as a result of another disease, such as Alcohol addiction, metabolic disorders or mental illness.
Regularly occurring memory disorders should always be clarified by a doctor.
It is important to mention that more than half of sufferers are cared for and cared for at home by relatives. Thus, the relatives are the most important pillar in the care of dementia patients in our society.
Without the help of relatives, our care system would exceed its capacity limit.
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