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What Is Dementia? Symptoms, Types, and Diagnosis

Dementia is the loss of cognitive functioning—thinking, remembering, and reasoning—and behavioral abilities to such an extent that it interferes with a person's daily life and activities. These functions include memory, language skills, visual perception, problem...

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10 Types of Dementia

Dementia is a term used to describe severe changes in the brain that cause memory loss. These changes also make it difficult for people to perform basic daily activities. In most people, dementia causes changes in behavior and personality. Dementia affects three areas...

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Could Oxygen Therapy Have Saved Robin Williams?

Newly released autopsy data show that actor Robin Williams, who committed suicide on August 11, 2014, was suffering from Lewy body dementia (LBD) — a progressive disorder that leads to a decline in thinking, reasoning, and independent function. The disease, which...

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