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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