Dementia is not a disease, rather it is a combination of symptoms that arise from the damage caused to the brain by different diseases such as Alzheimer’s, explains the UK National Health Services (NHS). The condition can affect people differently and symptoms may vary from one person to another.
While age, family history of dementia and down syndrome can be the top risk factors for dementia, your lifestyle, the food you eat, the amount of physical activity you do, smoking, alcohol consumption and a head trauma can also increase your chances of the condition.
Although some people may not showcase any symptoms in the early stages of dementia, there are common red flags you can note.
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