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Mental Health

Alzheimer’s Disease
Also called: AD
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia among older people.
Dementia is a brain disorder that seriously affects
a person’s ability to carry out daily activities.
AD begins slowly. It first………..read on at:
www.alzheimers.org.za
Click here to read more on Medline Plus

Dementia
Also called: Senility
Dementia is a word for a group of symptoms
caused by disorders that affect the brain.
It is not a specific disease.
People with dementia may not be able to think
well enough to do normal activities, such as
getting dressed or eating.
They may lose their ability to solve problems or
control their emotions.

Memory
Memory loss is a common symptom of dementia.
Your mind works a lot like a computer. Your brain puts information it judges to be important into “files.” When you remember something,
you pull up a file. Memory doesn’t always work perfectly.
As people grow older, it may take longer to retrieve those files.
Some adults joke about having a “senior moment.”…….read more at:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/memory.html

 

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