As recently as the 1980’s, people were still associating old age with memory issues and labelling it a term known as “senile dementia.” It was thought that memory loss and confusion were a ‘normal’ part of ageing.
Today the term senile is very outdated. Dementias are brain diseases.
Age, where dementia is concerned is irrelevant. Early-onset dementia is a condition which can affect people from the age of 29; additionally, memory loss is only one of many other symptoms of dementia. Dementia is an umbrella term for many diseases, eg: Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s etc.
See our previous post ‘8 Different Types Of Dementia‘ to get more information about what is dementia.
For further information regarding dementia please visit: www.alzheimers.org.uk