Dementia

Dementia and the options for treatment

Dementia is a term that is applied to many symptoms, mainly associated with memory decline or other issues with thinking skills that have impaired a person’s ability to get by in life. Alzheimer’s disease makes up to between 60 and 80% of all cases of dementia. The second most common form of dementia is vascular dementia which occurs after a stroke.

Thyroid problems and vitamin deficiencies may cause cases of reversible dementia. Although most with dementia are over 65, there are cases of it occurring in those under this age.

People often confuse dementia with Alzheimer’s disease, but in fact Alzheimer’s disease is simply one form of dementia.

Signs and symptoms

The most common sign of someone suffering from dementia is that they have problems with short term memory. It will often happen slowly and overtime get worse, or happen with increasing frequency.

The following are all signs of dementia: memory loss that makes day to day life difficult, challenges with planning or solving issues, not knowing the time or the place where the person is, issues with visual images and spatial relationships, problems with words, either speaking them or writing them, losing items and not being able to retrace steps to find it, poor judgment, holding back from social engagements, mood or personality changes.

Classifications of dementia

There are many different types of dementia including Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, dementia with lewy bodies, fronto-temporal dementia, korsakoffs syndrome, CJd, HIV related cognitive impairment and mild cognitive impairment.

While their own signs and symptoms are all similar some may be more pronounced in some than others. It is mainly their reasons for beginning which differ, including stroke in the case of vascular, damage to the frontal brain for fronto temporal, alcohol induced for korsakoffs syndrome, and abnormal protein deposits in the brain for dementia with lewy bodies.

Lewy body dementia

This is closely linked with both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. It is thought to affect about 10% of all diagnoses of dementia, and mainly occurring in those over 65.

Lewy bodies are protein deposits in nerve cells, these disrupt the brains normal functioning, interrupting the action of chemical messengers including dopamine. An initial diagnosis of Parkinson’s will often become a form of dementia that resembles lewy body dementia.

Symptoms tend to be a mixture of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s along with convincing hallucinations, falling asleep easily during the day but restless nights along with nightmares and have fainting spells or funny turns.

Conclusion

There are many different types of dementia and they all have their own sets of signs and symptoms which can affect the lifestyles of those it afflicts in varying stages.

As with many illnesses early detection of dementia will lead to more treatment options and better preparedness for dealing with the symptoms.

The most common forms of treatment for dementia is therapy, such as behavioral and cognitive stimulation and medications – although these only really help deal with the symptoms as opposed to being able to treat the dementia.

Read More
  • A popular nootropic that improves memory
    Quick view
    Shipped from Hong Kong
    20x 750mg Tablets

    Boost your memory and mental power. Aniracetam helps you think more clearly and remember more by aiding your brain’s communication infrastructure.  Aniracetam has been found to significantly improve the cognitive function of patients with senile dementia of the Alzheimer type. Boost your memory and mental power....

    US$21.49
    Online only
    In Stock
  • Inhibits prolactin production
    Quick view
    Shipped from Hong Kong
    30x 2.5mg Tablets

    Bromocriptine (also known as Parlodel) is an antiaging supplement designed to increase dopamine, which is essential for brain activity. It has also been shown to improve glucose tolerance and improve insulin resistance, making it useful for the treatment of Type-II diabetes. Plus, there has been some research in to Bromocriptine and weight gain as it is... Bromocriptine (also known as...

    US$19.99
    Online only
    In Stock
  • Enhances memory recall speed, as recommended by Professor Zs.-Nagy
    Quick view
    Shipped from Hong Kong
    60 x 250mg Capsules

    Centrophenoxine is a Nootropic or smart drug used to treat senile dementia particularly Alzheimer’s disease, memory problems and cognitive decline, although it also has many other therapeutic benefits. It has been proven to increase brain power in older people, improve longevity and create an overall sense of mental alertness. Centrophenoxine is a Nootropic or...

    US$24.99
    Online only
    In Stock
  • A slow-release version of this natural anti-inflammatory
    Quick view
    Shipped from United Kingdom
    30x 125mg Capsules

    NOTE: This product is available to buy with credit cards and Paypal at www.antiaging-nutrition.com Fight the formation of damaging free radicals and reduce inflammation. Immunity Boosting  Improve cognitive function in Alzheimer's patients Inhibit the formation of tumors and induce natural cell death in Cancer Diabetes – prevents a build of up of fat... NOTE: This product is available to...

    US$10.99
    Online only
    In Stock
  • Enhances dopamine and improves focus and attention
    Quick view
    Shipped from Hong Kong
    15ml 300mg Liquid

    Deprenyl - The Versatile Antiaging Smart Drug By protecting dopamine levels in the brain, Deprenyl is a cognitive enhancing smart drug that works to improve brain function, facilitate faster cognitive actions and improve concentration.  Deprenyl - The Versatile Antiaging...

    US$84.99
    Online only
    In Stock
  • A proven aid to battle Alzheimer’s Disease
    Quick view
    Shipped from Hong Kong
    30x 8mg Capsules

    The most effective way to alleviate Alzheimer's Disease symptoms. Galantamine is the active ingredient in Reminyl - also known as Reminyl ER, Nivalin, Razadyne, Razadyne ER and Lycoremine - is galantamine hydrobromide, a recognised treatment of Alzheimer's disease symptoms. The most effective way to alleviate...

    US$69.99
    Online only
    In Stock
  • The world’s first smart-drug at a great price
    Quick view
    Shipped from Hong Kong
    100x 800mg Tablets

    The original Nootropic or Smart drug designed to improve memory, enhance your brain functions and stimulate the central nervous system. Piracetam helps to slow down ‘senile involution’, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Improves memory consolidation and recall in elderly suffering from ‘age-associated memory impairment’. Improve recovery from strokes,... The original Nootropic or Smart drug...

    US$19.99
    Online only
    In Stock
  • A smart drug to aid memory
    Quick view
    Shipped from Hong Kong
    40x 300mg Capsules

    7 times stronger than Piracetam, Pramiracetam has a greater ability to enhance memory, attention span and learning capacity. Also a mild anti-depressant  Used to treat: Alcoholism Senile dementia and Alzheimer's Motion sickness and vertigo Headaches and the symptoms of concussion Reading, writing and spelling with dyslexia Alertness, cooperation,... 7 times stronger than Piracetam,...

    US$44.99
    Online only
    In Stock
  • The most potent MAO-b inhibitor for Parkinson’s Disease
    Quick view
    Shipped from Hong Kong
    30x 1mg Capsules

    Treat Parkinsons disease and protect against dementia. A new type of dopamine treatment that is both a Parkinson's disease treatment and an antioxidant supplement. Treats Parkinson's and dementia by helping to actively protect dopamine levels – the vital transmitting agent for the brain’s signals. Treat Parkinsons disease and protect...

    US$79.99
    Out of stock
    Online only
    Out of stock
  • The vinca-minor plant extract that improves blood circulation
    Quick view
    Shipped from United Kingdom
    120x 10mg Capsules

    Take good care of your brain with Vinpocetine Vinpocetine is a key supplement for anyone looking to improve cognitive function, increase brain power and generally revive their mental agility. Derived from Vincamine – a naturally-occurring substance extracted from the periwinkle plant. Vinpocetine can increase brain flow, which helps anyone suffering from... Take good care of your brain with...

    US$24.99
    Online only
    In Stock
  • Further Reading