Dementia mnemonic: All you need to know
What is dementia?
Dementia is not a specific disease but is rather an umbrella term to describe a range of neurological conditions affecting the brain that get worse over time. It is the loss of ability to remember, think, or make decisions that interferes with doing everyday activities.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. Though dementia mostly affects older adults, it is not a part of normal aging.
Here are few mnemonics that will help you remember the important points:
Dementia mnemonic 7A’s
Anosognosia – Ignorance of the presence
Agnosia – Inability to recognize objects by using the senses
Aphasia – Loss of ability to speak or understand language
Apraxia – Inability to perform purposeful movements
Altered Perception Apathy – Misinterpretation of information from senses
Amnesia – Memory loss
This mnemonic will help you remember the Causes of Dementia (Reversible causes)
Another mnemonic: DEMENTIA
Emotional disorders, Environmental changes
Eye and Ear dysfunction
Dementia causes mnemonic: “VANISHED“
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
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