Dementia often is associated as a single illness when it isn't a specific disease. Dementia is a term which encompasses many symptoms; some of the most commonly recognized symptoms include memory loss, decreased thinking skills, confusion, and increased difficulty in completing activities of everyday life.
Dementia is not a disease, but a neurological disorder that occurs when the brain has been damaged or has a disease. Having a diagnosis of dementia doesn't necessarily mean one will have Alzheimer's.
If you or a loved one is having difficulty with any of these symptoms, please contact your healthcare provider or Keystone Health for an appointment.