Dementia is a big umbrella of conditions characterised by impairment of brain functions. Various other neurological and psychological disorders exhibited during ageing like bipolarity, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease etc come under the Dementia umbrella.
It is a complex lifestyle disease directly connected to loss of memory and judgement affecting thinking and social symptoms. Symptoms include forgetfulness, limited social skills and thinking abilities so impaired that it interferes with daily functioning.
Depending on the area of the brain that’s damaged, it can affect different people differently and cause different symptoms.
The onset of this disorder is not visible in most patients. Symptoms often get visible at a very later stage.