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Med’s Brian Appleby explains that dementia is an umbrella term people use when talking about different brain issues

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HealthBrian Appleby, professor at the School of Medicine, noted that dementia is an umbrella term referring to symptoms a person may experience, adding that different issues in the brain explain why dementia symptoms can look so different. “You tend to get symptoms associated with those anatomic areas like behavior changes, personality changes, or problems with language, usually speech and articulation,” he said.