Dementia refers to a loss of cognitive functioning and behavioral abilities, such as emotional regulation, language, memory, problem-solving, and visual perception, that affects daily life and activities. Four dementia syndromes account for most cases: Alzheimer's disease (AD), vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, and frontotemporal dementia (FTD).
Dementia manifestations can range from mild to severe, and the incidence is increasing alongside life expectancy worldwide. More than 55 million people around the world are currently living with dementia. Given an expected threefold increase by 2050, around 131 million people are expected to have some form of dementia. Do you know practice essentials for key forms of dementia, including common clinical presentations and best practices for workup and management? Refresh and test your knowledge with this short quiz.
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Cite this: Helmi L. Lutsep. Fast Five Quiz: Dementia Practice Essentials - Medscape - Mar 13, 2023.