Mental illness and Dementia

Mental illness  (like schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disease) are disorders of the brain. So is dementia. Disorders of the brain can cause problems in one or more of the brain’s three main functions: how we move, think and feel. In the case of dementia, it is “cognition” - the thinking, knowing, problem-solving and judgement function of our brain - that is primarily affected. Dementia and other mental illneses share other important similarities: The family doctor is usually the firs...
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Symptoms of dementia

Early symptoms of dementia (sometimes called cognitive impairment) are often mild and may get worse only very gradually. This means you might not notice if you have them, and family and friends may not notice them or take them seriously for some time.In dementia, the brain becomes more damaged and works less well over time. The symptoms of dementia tend to change and become more severe. For this reason, it's important to talk to your GP sooner rather than later if you are worried about memory...
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