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What is meant by reversible dementia?

More than 50 conditions can cause or imitate the symptoms of dementia. A small percentage of dementias are reversible, meaning the symptoms subside and the underlying problem is treated.

Traumatic head injuries, occurring from accidents, such as car wrecks or falls, assaults or from sports, such as boxing or football, can cause brain damage which could lead to dementia.

In this condition, the dementia can be all or partially reversed, depending on the severity of the damage.

Read more on the Advocate website.