Dementia neurodegeneration

Dementia refers to the irreversible loss of memory and other cognitive functions leading to impaired functioning. There are numerous causes including Alzheimer's disease, Lewy Body disease, vascular disease and frontotemporal dementia. Dementias can be associated with particular neurological conditions such as motor neurone disease and Parkinson's disease.

Neurodegeneration describes the process by which nerve calls in any part of the body are irreversibly lost. Many such conditions can be genetically determined, and many can be associated with types of dementia. There is considerable overlap between neurodegenerative diseases, dementias and movement disorders.

Dr Bajaj has recently set up a young onset dementia clinic for patients below the age of 60 years. This clinic has input from a consultant neuropsychologist, Dr Patrick Vesey.



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