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Introduction and definition

Dementia mainly stands for a type ofbraincell damage making an individual unable to function properly inthe terms of social skills body movements and coordination memoryand cognitive skills and linguistic abilities and capabilities aswell as creativity.

Different conditions and theirmanifestations

One of the most common cases ofdementia is the Alzheimer's disease. It manifests itself mainlythrough inability of orientation in space and time, forgetting theonce familiar surroundings or routes thus acting confused and lost insuch an environment. This condition involves forgetting and beingincapable of recognizing people close to you such as family andfriends along with the inability of performing once familiaractivities such as cooking. Personality is also affected with thisdisease since the person suffering may not be successful in abstractthinking and when making decisions or criticizing certain things.

Another condition is Vascular dementia,mainly connected with hard or impossible physical movement due tobrain damage, memory loss and inability to cope with linguisticcompetence. Also frequent urination and general mental issuesaccompany this disease.

Causes and preventive cures

Dementia is usually connected witholder people and most often it does affect that group of humansociety.

However, it may be caused by otherthings besides aging. Lack of certain substances in our body such asvitamin B or some crucial nutritive elements may cause brain damageand dementia. Also underlying diseases such as Parkinson's,diabetes, vascular blockages, direct injuries or tumors may havedementia as their side-effect or a part of the condition they pose.There are many other diseases, mostly connected with the brain, whichcan also bring this condition with them.

There are a lot of nutritivesupplements which may help with fighting or preventing this illness.However, it is crucial that the therapy is prescribed by aprofessional, since there might be many underlying processes andillnesses connected with dementia which may react malevolently tocertain drugs, making the situation far worse for the alreadysuffering victim of this terrible condition.

In most cases, these drugs andsupplements act as blood thinners and as such they can be reallydangerous if you use them with any other medications of this type.

Various antioxidants help slowing downdementia as well as stopping the process completely. The most famousof these is the coenzyme Q10.

Intake of vitamin B complex and folicacid as well are known to help fighting and preventing thiscondition. Zinc adds to the list of necessary elements in ourorganism.

As far as herbs are concerned, Ginkgobiloba is a world-wide known remedy for Alzheimer's disease. There isalso other possible remedies but their efficiency has not been yetproven.

Homeopathy has ways of curing theseconditions and may present a valuable choice as well.

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