What You Need to Know About Dementia

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Things to know about ​dementia

Forgetting names, misplacing keys or getting lost in a familiar place may not simply be signs of old age. There could be an underlying medical condition – dementia.

“Dementia refers to a group of symptoms including memory loss and loss of independent function,” explains Dr Nagaendran Kandiah, Senior Consultant, Department of Neurology, National Neuroscience Institute (NNI), a member of the SingHealth group. “It is not part of normal ageing but is due to brain disease, where there is a degeneration of specific brain regions.” ​

Visit the healthxchange.sg​ website to learn more about the symptoms of dementia and what you can do to prevent this condition.