Brain Health Tips - The difference between Amnesia with Dementia

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Brain Health Tips - The difference between Amnesia with Dementia
Brain Health Tips - The difference between Amnesia with Dementia - Amnesia and dementia have similar general characteristics, although both are actually a very different health problems.

Both of these conditions can make the life of sufferers become difficult due to the limitations it causes.

definition

Amnesia, which is also called amnestic syndrome (amnestic syndrome), is a condition that involves the loss of memory regarding facts, information, and personal experiences.

Dementia is not a disease but rather the loss of mental functions, such as cognition, memory, and language skills that are caused by a variety of health conditions including age.

type

Amnesia caused by damage to the brain, such as stroke, encephalitis, and tumors, referred to as neurological or organic amnesia.

While amnesia caused by extreme stress or psychological trauma is called psychogenic or dissociative amnesia.

Just as amnesia, dementia also have various types including Alzheimer's, Lewy dementia, vascular dementia, and frontotemporal dementia.

cause

Amnesia caused by damage to the limbic system of the brain that regulate memory.

Being the cause of dementia include Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's disease, stroke, toxic reactions to drugs and alcohol, brain tumors, and head injury.

symptom

The main symptoms of amnesia include disruption in the ability to learn and remember new information as well as the inability to recall past events.

Common symptoms of dementia include memory loss, inability to learn and recall new information, impaired language skills, personality changes and hallucinations.

treatment

There is no specific treatment for amnesia. Several types of medications can be prescribed by your doctor depending on the type and severity of amnesia.