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Diseases » Dementia » Summary
 

What is Dementia?

What is Dementia?

Dementia is a neurodegenerative condition of the brain in which there is a progressive and permanent loss ...more »

  • Dementia: Various mental impairment conditions.
  • Dementia: brain damage which has persisted over a long period of time.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Dementia: mental deterioration of organic or functional origin.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Dementia: Introduction

Types of Dementia:

Types of Dementia:

Broader types of Dementia:

How many people get Dementia?

Incidence (annual) of Dementia: 6,175 annual cases in Victora 1996 (DHS-VIC)
Incidence Rate of Dementia: approx 1 in 738 or 0.14% or 368,320 people in USA [about data]

How serious is Dementia?

Complications of Dementia: see complications of Dementia

What causes Dementia?

Causes of Dementia: see causes of Dementia
Risk factors for Dementia: see risk factors for Dementia

What are the symptoms of Dementia?

Symptoms of Dementia: see symptoms of Dementia

Complications of Dementia: see complications of Dementia

Dementia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Dementia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Dementia.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Dementia: see treatments for Dementia
Alternative treatments for Dementia: see alternative treatments for Dementia
Prevention of Dementia: see prevention of Dementia
Research for Dementia: see research for Dementia

Society issues for Dementia


Hospitalization statistics for Dementia: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Dementia:

  • Dementia accounted for 248,183 patient days in hospitals in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW Hospital Morbidity Database 2001-02, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Dementia resulted in 6,586 hospitalisations in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW Hospital Morbidity Database 2001-02, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 0.22% (28,116) of hospital episodes were for dementia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 82% of hospital consultations for dementia required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 41% of hospital episodes for dementia were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 59% of hospital episodes for dementia were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 55% of hospital admissions for dementia required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Dementia:

Organs and body systems related to Dementia include:

Name and Aliases of Dementia

Main name of condition: Dementia

Other names or spellings for Dementia:

dementia syndrome

Chronic brain failure Source - Diseases Database

Dementedness
Source - WordNet 2.1

Dementia: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Dementia:

 

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