Dementia is a brain disease that causes deterioration not only in patients’ memory, judgment and the ability to perform daily activities, but also their emotions and behaviour.
As dementia is caused by brain deterioration, early symptoms tend to be overlooked due to the gradual onset. But the subsequent progression will accelerate in a way that may pose significant effect on the patients as well as their caregivers.
If you or your family shows memory problems or change in thinking, do not turn a blind eye to the conditions and consult a doctor immediately to find out the causes. With the assessments administered by medical professional, curable conditions can be detected; even when you are found to be suffering from dementia, early diagnosis can promote optimal management slow down the deterioration through existing treatments.

Source:香港老人科醫學會 - 認識認知障礙症
Copyright© 2024 Hospital Authority. All rights reserved.
Last Update: 10/4/2024