Stages of Dementia

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Stages of dementia is the title of the discussion on What is Dementia today. I chose this topic because we might be able to add insight about Dementia.

According to Brady (1993) Alzheimer's disease or dementia is divided into three phases, namely the initial stage, the main symptoms of memory loss. Middle stages include damage language skills, motor activity and recognition of objects. While the last stage or terminal have adequate signs and faecal incontinence urine, inability ambulansi and complete loss of language skills.

Incidence of dementia in general will increase with age. Increased incidence of dementia is as follows:
  • 1.4% at age 65-69 years,
  • 2.8% at age 70-74 years,
  • 5.6% at age 75-79 years, and
  • 23.6% at age 85 years.
Most cases of dementia are Alzheimer's dementia. The older a person will be more prone to develop dementia. Forgetfulness categorized as early stage dementia. An early symptom that arise and are difficult to detect. Patients forget about the events that just happened. But still can remember events that happened a long time, such as childhood. This is because the decline of intellectual abilities. 

In the second stage of dementia, elderly regressed language skills, motor activity and recognition of objects. It is characterized by the inability of seniors to think about complicated things. Often they find it difficult to convey what they think. While in the terminal stages of the process of dementia, is characterized by the inability of seniors to coordinate the work of the body, one example occurred urinary incontinence.
That is our discussion today on the stage of dementia. Hope it can provide additional insight to you.

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