Dementia in older adults is usually a progressive mental deterioration, involving functions such as memory learning and problem solving.
Initially there is little visible change on an everyday basis. Mental deterioration usually progresses slowly over a period of months for older people with dementia
How is dementia treated?
What is dementia caused?
The symptoms of dementia
Reviewed by Dr Duncan Ian Rodseth, MB Bch MMed (psych). Consultant Psychiatrist in private practice, Parktown Johannesburg. March 2015