Dementia is a terrifying set of symptoms that affect the brain and result in a tragic spiral of cognitive decline.
Dementia affects different patients in different ways. Symptoms are known to appear in unexpected ways and surprise both doctors and caregivers.
The speed at which the syndrome takes shape differs from patient to patient as well. Usually, it happens at a painfully slow rate, over years or even decades.
For patients between the ages of 60 and 69, you have about seven years from diagnosis to a complete state of derangement and dependence.
Early stages of the condition require only a little support and extraneous attention.
Late stages can involve loss of language, motor skills, and more. Incontinence can become a problem and so can a weakened immune system.