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As many as 7 of adults aged 60 and older suffer from dementia. Along with problems with memory, language, and decision-making abilities, dementia can cause other symptoms. These include changes in mood, such as increased irritability, depression, and anxiety. Dementia in older adults as we get older, it takes us longer to learn new things and to recall information. Many of us worry that each time we struggle to remember a name, a word or an event, that this could be the first sign of alzheimers disease or a related dementia. the prevalence of age-related dementias will increase dramatically as the number of elderly individuals surges in the coming decades. 3 million individuals in the united states are diagnosed with alzheimers disease, the most common dementia, and it is predicted that 7. 7 million people in the united states will be afflicted with the disease by 2030. Dementia in the older adult has become a major health concern. Resources, both human and financial, are challenged the older adult population is growing by nearly 1. 6 million a year, an increase projected to continue over the next 20 years. 4 of the population in the year 2000 but are expected to be 19. A person with dementia however, may lose the car keys and then forget what they are used for. Key points about normal forgetfulness as we get older, the most common change that we complain about is memory change. Given current population statistics, dementia in the older adult has become a major health concern. The population of people older than age 65 is expected to grow to 20 of the population by 2030. Dementia, depression, and delirium are among the most common psychiatric disorders seen with older adults and speak to the complexity of geriatrics. The ability to differentiate the subtle differences is vital to optimum outcomes to older adults. Delirium and dementia are two of the most common causes of cognitive impairment in older populations, yet their interrelation remains poorly understood. Previous studies have shown that dementia is the leading risk factor for delirium and that delirium is an independent risk factor for subsequent development of dementia. However, a major area of controversy is whether delirium is simply a. More than half (63) of older adults with dementia were 80 years old and older. The prevalence of dementia among older adults increased with age, from 2 among adults aged 65-69 to 33 among adults aged 90 and older.