In order to manage senile dementia we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors. We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow senile dementia to develop?"
Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind senile dementia consists of three steps:
|Stroke Risk||1%||Ruled out|
|Alzheimer's Disease||0%||Ruled out|
|Vascular Dementia||0%||Ruled out|
|Alcohol Consequences||0%||Ruled out|
Is Senile Dementia (non-Alzheimer's type) affecting you?
Possible responses:→ No / don't know
→ There is good reason to believe I have it
→ Doctors think I might have it
→ I have been diagnosed with it
Drug poisoning can cause senile dementia.
Alcoholism is a possible cause of senile dementia.
Alzheimer's Disease is the most common cause of dementia, being responsible for 60-80% of cases. All people with Alzheimer's disease have problems with memory loss, disorientation and thinking ability.
Atherosclerosis is a risk factor for reduced circulation in the brain, sometimes called ischemic vascular dementia (IVD).
Poor nutrition is one possible cause of senile dementia.
Hypertension is a risk factor for reduced circulation in the brain, sometimes called ischemic vascular dementia (IVD).
Memory impairment and cognitive dysfunction are rarely encountered in early stage Parkinson's disease. However, about 30% of Parkinson's disease victims eventually develop Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia.
Multi-infarct dementia is caused by a series of minor strokes. It usually results from damage to the small blood vessels in the brain causing deprivation of blood supply to the brain cells thus affecting its function. Patients' abilities will decline in a step-like pattern.
Vascular dementia is the second most common cause of dementia after Alzheimer's Disease.