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- Dementia is a group of symptoms that affect the mental cognitive abilities of the individual. It usually begins with simple episodes of forgetfulness that worsen with time.
- Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease that causes dementia. It slowly impairs the memory and cognitive ability of the patient and results in dementia.
- Communication impairment and a decline in the ability to think are other symptoms of Alzheimer’s patients with dementia.
- Drugs commonly prescribed for Alzheimer’s patients who have begun to show symptoms of dementia include cholinesterase inhibitors like donepezil, rivastigmine and memantine.