Dementia is a disorder of the mind that affects perception, memory and judgment. It becomes more common as we get older and it can be the result of disease, lifestyle or family history. Not everybody will get dementia, but for those who do it’s an issue that affects the entire family. Get Healthy’s Jackie Hays talks with a dementia expert about diagnosis, treatment and advances in dementia treatment.
Alzheimer’s disease causes 50 to 60 percent of all cases of dementia. To learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, call (502) 629-1234.