About Dementia

Dementia is a syndrome consisting of a number of symptoms that include loss of memory, judgment and reasoning, and changes in mood and behaviour. These symptoms may affect a person's functioning at work, in social relationships or in day-to-day activities. Sometimes symptoms of dementia can be caused by conditions that may be treatable, such as depression, thyroid disease, infections or drug interactions. If the symptoms are not treatable and progress over time, they may be due to damage to the nerve cells in the brain. A person should seek a thorough medical assessment if any of these symptoms are present.

For more information about Alzheimer's disease and related dementias
Visit the Alzheimer Society of Toronto website.

 
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