Dementia is a general term that describes a wide variety of symptoms affecting one’s cognitive ability. People who suffer from dementia have a variety of different impairments in memory, thinking, and social skills that hinder their day-to-day life. A wide range of issues can cause dementia. Although elders are at the greatest risk, people at any age can develop dementia as the result of traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Dementia becomes more likely with age and can be accounted for by Alzheimer’s Disease. Symptoms often include memory problems, reduced language frequency, coordination and balance issues, and a generalized sense of confusion or disorientation.