Dementia is a syndrome that affects one’s cognitive function and the ability to process thought. It usually manifests in older people and it affects everything from memory, thinking comprehension to language, and judgment.
Additionally, dementia is one of the main causes of disability and dependency among the elderly around the world. Besides being a disease very overwhelming for those who have it, it can also feel like a burden for the people that have to take care of them.
Dementia is one of the most common diseases in the world, with more than 5.8 million cases in people over 65 years in the United States, as data published in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia showed. What’s even more concerning, is that researchers expect that number to double by 2050.
That’s why it is so important to raise awareness because most people know so little about dementia. And where’s not enough information and understanding, misconceptions and myths are taken as a fact.
Read on and find the most popular dementia myths people usually accept as facts, even though they’re so far from the truth!