About Dementia

A Little me, A Little life

Dementia is a general term for the loss of memory, language, problem-solving and other thinking abilities severe enough to interfere with daily life. The most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer’s. Dementia is not a single disease but an overall term covering a wide range of specific medical conditions including Alzheimer’s disease. The disorders coming under the general term ‘dementia’ are caused by abnormal brain changes. These changes trigger a decline in thinking skills or cognitive abilities strong enough to hamper daily life and independent functioning. They affect behavior, feelings and relationships.

Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60-80% of cases. The second most common cause of dementia in the world is Vascular Dementia occurring because of microscopic bleeding and blood vessel blockage in the brain. Some people experience the brain changes of multiple types of dementia and they have mixed dementia. There are many other conditions that lead to the symptom…

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My name is Nathan Young. I'm the founder of the Autism Candles project. I am a self-advocate. The candle project exist to make a statement about inclusion and opportunity. My email is nathan@autismcandles.com. Feel free to contact me. https://www.autismcandles.com

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