For anyone over 50 there is a chance of developing one of the degenerative diseases of the brain, often called Dementia, or Senile Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, the most common type. Dementia is defined as an acquired syndrome of decline in memory and at least one other cognitive domain such as language, visuo-spatial, or executive function sufficient to interfere with social or occupational functioning in an alert person. “Mild cognitive impairment," is a condition not associated with functional impairment but that sometimes progresses to dementia...
By 2016 Dementia will be the largest source of disability burden.
Is Dementia a Bigger Word than Cancer?
Dr. Ross Colquhoun
Dr Ross Colquhoun has trained as a Neuroscientist and worked in private clinical practice since 1996.
Ross Colquhoun: D H Sc, M App Sc (Neuroscience), B Sc Hons (Psych), Grad Dip Counselling and Psychotherapy, Member of College of Health Psychologists, MAPsS, MAPSAD,
Clinical Director, MindCheck Wellness Centres, Addiction Treatment and Psychology Services, Ultimo.
Early and accurate detection can make a lot of difference to people’s lives. Firstly, the symptoms you are concerned about may not be dementia, just changes that occur with age; it may be psychological problems that make it harder to remember, concentrate and make decisions; it maybe that your excessive alcohol consumption over a number of years has effected your brain (and it might be time to stop); Give MindCheck a call today.
Memory loss can be partial or total. Most memory loss occurs as part of the normal aging process. However, memory loss may also occur as a result of severe emotional trauma or due to brain damage following disease or physical trauma. Memory loss can be described as amnesia, forgetfulness, or impaired memory.