Dementia is a syndrome that is accompanied by symptoms such as deterioration in memory, thinking, behavior and the ability to perform everyday activities. Despite mainly seeing dementia expression in older people, it is not a natural part of ageing.
Dementia is a global disease, in which 35,6 M people worldwide present their symptoms and 7,7 M new cases arise each year. The syndrome presents a physical, psychological, social and economic impact on caregivers, families and society.
Alzheimer is the most common disease expression of dementia and may contribute to 60 to 70% of cases.