Mental Health Disorders - Dementia

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Dementia is the generic term describing a decline in mental function including memory, thinking and judgment, a deterioration in the ability to perform basic activities of daily living, and often changes in social behaviour. Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia. The cause of dementia is likely multifactorial, and oxidative stress is one factor that has been explored as a contributing factor to cognitive decline. Therefore, much research has involved the
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Last Updated: 2013-04-01