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Prevent Dementia Patients From Wandering

Mental health groups across the world report that as many as 60 percent of people with dementia, a condition with decreased memory or mental ability, will wander and may get lost. Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, head injuries and other health issues that involve dementia can all lead patients to stroll away from familiar surroundings.

Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia

 The impaired balance, tremors and rigidity of Parkinson’s disease are not just limited to the elderly.  Worldwide, the degenerative brain disease occurs with an average onset of age 60, but roughly 10 percent of Parkinson’s patients are diagnosed before age 40.  An estimated one in every 20 people diagnosed with Parkinson’s in the United Kingdom is younger than 40.  Some clinics in Japan have reported cases of early onset Parkinson’s accounting for as many as 40 percent of all their Parkinson’s patients.

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