- · describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language
- dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease or a series of strokes
- · dementia is a terminal illness
I can't tell which type of dementia my mother has. Her symptoms match several descriptions including Head Trauma, Lewy Body, Mixed and Vascular. My mother's personality has changed, she is irritable, she has hallucinations, she talks about 30 years ago as the present, she sleeps a lot, she cannot walk or stand and she has lost lots of her vocabulary. Everything she does takes tremendous effort and makes her tired. She spends most of her day resting or sleeping in a chair. She doesn't dress or go out. She needs assistance to maintain hygiiene. Her decline since January is significant.