Dementia: The Decline of Mental Ability and Memory Loss
Dementia is the general decline of mental ability and memory loss which interferes with everyday life. Dementia involves impairment with communication, thinking and memory. Over 45 million people worldwide live with dementia. Over 5 million people in the United States have dementia. Dementia usually worsens with age. Dementia is caused by brain cell damage which interferes with brain cell communication which affects thinking, feelings and behavior.