The word “dementia” has a certain finality to it that is jarring to even think about. It reminds us of nursing homes or hospital wards, and old age. However, dementia doesn’t happen over night: losing brain function that affects memory, thinking, language, judgment, and behavior takes years of gradual change.
There are at least five stages of cognitive decline that occur prior to full blown dementia, with numerous variations. Typically dementia begins as follows with the corresponding loss of specific brain chemicals:
Eric R. Braverman, M.D.
Dr. Braverman is a Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brandeis University and NYU Medical School, did brain research at Harvard Medical School, and trained at an affiliate of Yale Medical School. He is acknowledged worldwide as an expert in brain-based diagnosis and treatment, and he lectures to and trains doctors in anti-aging medicine.