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What causes dementia and its symptoms?

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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
4 doctors agree

In brief: Damage to the brain

Dementia is a general term for a number of different types of illnesses each of which affect important brain functions.
The symptoms a person has depend on the areas of the brain affected.

In brief: Damage to the brain

Dementia is a general term for a number of different types of illnesses each of which affect important brain functions.
The symptoms a person has depend on the areas of the brain affected.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Causes

There are several types of dementia, but basically they are caused by either vascular disease or by genetic factors.

In brief: Causes

There are several types of dementia, but basically they are caused by either vascular disease or by genetic factors.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: The brain areas

Each different type of dementia causes damage to different parts of the brain.
The symptoms a person has depends on the brain areas affected.

In brief: The brain areas

Each different type of dementia causes damage to different parts of the brain.
The symptoms a person has depends on the brain areas affected.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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