- Q How do other illnesses affect dementia?
There are a number of illnesses that can affect dementia. For example, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, HIV, and Huntington's disease can all cause the disorder. So can Parkinson's disease and diabetes, along with brain tumors, subdural hematomas, and heart or... Full Answer
- Q How does dementia affect children?
While it is usually found in adults, dementia can also occur in children. For example, infections and poisoning can lead to dementia in people of any age. In addition, some disorders unique to children can cause dementia. Niemann-Pick disease is a group... Full Answer
- Q Can children develop dementia?
Dementia rarely affects children, but it is possible. While the disorder normally affects adults, there are certain causes like infection or poisoning that can cause dementia in anyone at any age. There are also several diseases that may lead to dementia... Full Answer
- Q What are the types of dementia caused by Alzheimer’s disease?
Shelley Webb, NursingDementia is a symptom of Alzheimer's Disease in the same way that a fever is a symptom of another illness. Dementia includes a group of symptoms, one of which is memory loss and also includes a problem in at least one of the following cognitive... Full Answer
- Q Can dementia be prevented?
There are several steps you can take to help prevent dementia or at least delay its development. Most importantly, you have to actively use your brain. Simply doing crossword puzzles or reading regularly can help delay symptoms of dementia. So can... Full Answer