Dementia Care Management
Dementia is the name for a group of symptoms caused by disorders that affect the brain. It includes memory loss, word-finding difficulties, impaired judgment, and problems with day-to-day activities, which are caused by injury or loss of brain cells. It is also called major neurocognitive disorder; it's not a disease itself. Instead, it's a group of symptoms caused by other conditions. Memory loss is a common symptom of dementia. However, memory loss by itself does not mean you have dementia. People with dementia have serious problems with two or more brain functions, such as memory and language. Although dementia is common in very elderly people, it is not part of normal aging.