Dementia Umbrella

Feb 12, 2019

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The word dementia comes from Latin, De means apart and mens meaning mind. Dementia is a group of symptoms that affects mental cognitive tasks, such as memory and reasoning. Dementia is an umbrella term that the specific types of Dementia fall under. There are four main types of dementia listed above which were statistics of under 65’s, but there are many more.

Alizheimers was named after Alois Alzheimer who was a psychiatrist who identified the abnormalities in behavior and the brain tissue of a lady called Augusta D she was 50. The study was from 1901 to 1906, when Augusta passed away. They discovered unusual plaques in the brain. Alzheimer died at the age of 55. But this was the forerunner to understanding dementia.

The word dementia has Latin origins, de meaning apart and ment meaning brain. Also in 1822 the praecox meaning for dementia was what we now call schizophrenia.

If you would like to know more about dementia please click on the website, What is Dementia section on our dementia care website or pick up a brochure from our reception at:

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