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About Dementia

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Dementia is a term that is used to describe a set of symptoms that impact your memory, reasoning, and behavior, which may interfere with your daily life. Dementia is not a specific disease, but a condition that may be caused by several diseases. In 2014, according to the CDC, nearly 5 million Americans over the age of 65 had been diagnosed with some form of dementia.

Memory loss is a common symptom of dementia, although the loss of memory may be caused by many other factors. Alzheimer's disease is the most frequent cause of progressive dementia in older people, although dementia can also be caused by a variety of other conditions.

Some early indicators of dementia include:

  • Getting lost in a familiar neighborhood
  • Forgetting memories, as well as the names of family and friends
  • Misassociating words and objects
  • Difficulty with problem-solving
  • Confusion

Because dementia has many causes, it can be difficult to diagnose and treat. While most forms of dementia cannot be cured, there are several methods to help manage symptoms.

Common Medication
Treatment Options

Below is a list of medications used for the treatment of dementia, which a doctor or provider can prescribe to you for just $5 through SesameRx.

Please note all prescriptions are at the discretion of your doctor.

Below are common treatment options and therapies used for dementia. During your appointment, talk to your doctor about what treatment plan is right for you.