Dementia Overview Topic Guide
Dementia: Dementia is the loss of reasoning, memory, and other mental abilities. Dementia may be caused by irreversible as well as treatable causes. A variety of tests (blood tests, scans, assessment of family history) may be used to diagnose dementia. Treatment may include medication and behavioral therapy. Most cases of dementia tend to progress unless the underlying cause is treatable and reversible.
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