How does dementia affect someone's overall health?

Dementia. All types of dementia have memory loss in common. Said memory loss endangers one's health via number of issues. Forgetting to take medications. Forgetting to eat. Getting lost. Leaving burners on. Walking into traffic. All this leads to premature death. Not to mention financial & legal problems from inappropriate decisions, again b/c memory loss. Check out www.alz.org.