Thailand Medical News - For All The Latest Breaking Medical News, Health News, Research News, COVID-19 News, Outbreak News, Dengue News, Glaucoma News, Diabetes News, Herb News, Phytochemical News, Heart And Cardiology News, Epigenetic News, Cancer News,
Childhood dementia is a mental disorder. This condition cannot be categorized as a specific disease, but manifests in the form of various symptoms.
Dementia is an inherited medical condition which alters the brain metabolism to the extent that it can turn fatal in affected children. Although dementia is categorized as a rare disease, globally there are around 50,000 children who are affected by dementia.
Medically, childhood dementia is termed as neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (NCL). There are fourteen types of known NCL diseases. Currently, there is no cure for any of these fourteen diseases.
The symptoms of childhood dementia vary as they depend on the cause of dementia. However, it is extremely important to identify and treat the symptoms at the earliest. A delayed diagnosis and treatment can result in severe complications, and even an early death of the affected children.
The type of symptom depends on the cause of dementia. Symptoms like forgetfulness and poor communication skills can be some of the early signs of dementia. As the disease progresses, the child may find it difficult to even recognize his/her family.
Some of the common symptoms are:
Above-mentioned symptoms do not occur alone. They are usually coupled with other symptoms. Below is a list of some of the onset symptoms which are present at various stages of NCL: