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Dementia

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Originally published on January 20, 2013. Last updated November 21, 2013.

The severe impairment of cognitive functions (thinking, memory and personality). Of our elderly population, 5 to 6 percent have dementia. Alzheimer's Disease causes approximately one-half of these causes, vascular disorders (multiple strokes) case one-fourth and the other dementia's are caused by alcoholism, heart disease, infections, toxic reaction to medication and other rarer conditions. While impairment from Alzheimer's Disease and vascular disorders is permanent, dementia caused by other conditions can usually be corrected.

Originally published on January 20, 2013. Last updated November 21, 2013.
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