Dementia is an umbrella term that describes a collection of symptoms caused by neurocognitive conditions of disorders of the brain. It can impact on thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday tasks.
The most common types of dementia are Alzheimer’s disease, Vascular dementia, Dementia with Lewy bodies, Fronto Temporal Lobar Degeneration (FTLD), Huntington’s disease, Alcohol related dementia (Korsakoff’s syndrome) and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
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Dementia in Australia: Nature, Prevalence and Care