Information on Cognitive Decline Surfers Health Medical Centre
Dementia is term used to define a change or decline in cognition that is severe enough to impact on everyday life and general activities of daily living.
Alzheimers Disease is the most common type of dementia affecting individuals aged 65 years and older.
Alzheimers disease is a neurodegenerative condition causing impairment of the brain and affecting cognitive function such as memory, comprehension and language, attention, reasoning, and judgement.
The severity of cognitive impairment will vary from person to person and can affect any one person. AD can be genetically predisposed but can also be related to lifestyle and other health factors that may contribute or cause the development of AD.
The most common presenting symptom is short-term memory loss. The disease is invariably progressive, eventually leading to severe
cognitive decline. There is no cure for Alzheimers disease, although there are treatments available that may improve some symptoms.
If you would like further information, please visit the following websites:
Dementia Support Australia
If you are concerned about a loved one or feel you may be experiencing cognitive decline. Book an appointment with your GP and fill out the form below