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Dementia means a decline or impairment in mental abilities. The incidence of its occurrence extends with age (at the age of 65 every tenth, at the age of 90 every third person suffers from it), in Europe it affects more than 7 million and in Hungary it affects at least 160 thousand people. But dementia should not be confused with mental impairment associated with old age. In case of dementia the degree of decline in mental performance is pathological.


Symptoms of dementia

  • Decline in mental performance
  • Memory impairment
  • Thinking is slowing down
  • Decline in ability to put together, synthesize details
  • Cannot remember words
  • Difficulty in orientation


Psychological symptoms

  • irritation
  • aggression
  • personality changes: this is partially the result of the impairment, a reaction for the environment which seems frightening and hostile.


Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a subtype of dementia.
Therefore every Alzheimer patient has dementia but not every dementia patient suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.

The brain perfusion SPECT examination provides help for early detection of dementia and for its differential diagnosis.



Brain perfusion SPECT