3 – The Challenge of Dementia

Fact sheet no. 3

Dementia is the generic term for illnesses that are accompanied by a loss of mental functions such as thinking, remembering, orientation and making links between the content of different thoughts. It is a disturbance of the brain’s ability to function. Dementia is one of the most common conditions in old age. In addition to memory loss, emotional and social skills are also lost. This can be difficult and challenging if you live with someone who has this condition. There are different types of dementia. The most common form is Alzheimer’s.