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References Comer, Ronald. Abnormal Psychology dementia/article.htm imers/guide/alzheimers- dementia Dementia Alissa Thompson
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of them. The type of drugs a person takes depends on the type of dementia and how severe it is. The drugs help slow the process down. Other treatment includes cognitive exercises that keep their brain active. (Book and Web MD) PREVENTION? Ways to prevent dementia are almost the same for any type of sickness or disease that people want to avoid. Keeping blood pressure and cholesterol levels low, along with exercise can help prevent it. A researcher also found that being more educated can reduce a person’s risk of getting dementia. Dementia is a syndrome marked by severe problems in memory and in at least one other cognitive function. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease. (Book) CAUSES? All forms of dementia are caused by a loss of nerve cells, or if the nerve cells stop communicating with each other. Genes also play a big role.
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