A devastating condition that many elderly people enter. It often results in progressive memory loss and an inability to perform basic tasks.
It is not an illness perse, but rather a series of symptoms that may be associated with many diseases such as Huntington's disease.
People with dementia live in realities of their own.
(At a nursing home, facing person with dementia)
Demented person: Hi, what's your name?
Me: Hi! I'm Ken. What's your name?
Demented person: I'm going to bed!
Demented person: Can I kiss you?
Me: :( //backs away nervously
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