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What is Dementia?

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Dementia is the term used for a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain - it is not one specific disease. Dementia should not be considered a ‘normal’ part of ageing. Although it’s more common after 65 years of age, it can happen to anybody.

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It’s essential that you have an awareness of dementia, as it is a growing epidemic in Australia. There are an estimated 487,500 cases of dementia in Australia, and this is only expected to increase in the future. This article will outline types of dementia; signs and symptoms; presentation; treatment; and prevention, and will provide you with material for further research.

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Yam Gurung
15 Mar 2021
It has helped me to gain more knowledge about dementia people and cope with them in agec care.
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Lee-Anne ABIHANNA
28 Feb 2021
This dementia types and symptoms have improved my knowledge of how to handle it if I come across it I . My work place. It really helped me a lot.
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Danna HUANG
31 Mar 2021
detect early signs of dementia can help with better understanding of alter mood of dementia's patient
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Saragh Parfitt
08 Oct 2020
Easy and fast learning.
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Bishal Shrestha
26 Jan 2021
It is a very relevant topic for the scope of practice in nursing which provides information and boost knowledge.
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Rachel Tabib
19 May 2022
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Pratila Shrestha
03 Nov 2020
With the help of this course i came to know more about the dementia and different types and how to deal better with them.
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Remy Callow
01 Aug 2020
Very informative
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19 Mar 2021
Very useful topic
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