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Dementia: general aspects



Causes and Types of Dementia
Dementia: general aspectsJun 23 11
What Causes Dementia?
There are a number of diseases and conditions that can cause dementia.

For many people there is still the question “Why… Causes and Types of Dementia   


Pick’s disease and the frontal dementias
Dementia: general aspectsJun 20 11
Dementias believed to be related to frontal lobe pathology have once again become of interest, and authors often invoke the name of Arnold Pick… Pick’s disease and the frontal dementias   


Alzheimer’s disease
Dementia: general aspectsJun 20 11
AD has become the prototypical form of dementia. From this point of view, a study of its origins should throw light on the evolution… Alzheimer’s disease   


Presbyophrenia and confabulation
Dementia: general aspectsJun 20 11
The word ‘presbyophrenia’ was coined by Kahlbaum (1863) to name a subtype of the paraphrenias (insanities occurring during periods of biological change). Presbyophrenia was… Presbyophrenia and confabulation   


The concept of arteriosclerotic dementia
Dementia: general aspectsJun 20 11
Old age was considered an important factor in the development of arteriosclerosis (Berrios, 1994) and a risk factor in diseases such as melancholia (Berrios,… The concept of arteriosclerotic dementia   


The vesanic dementias
Dementia: general aspectsJun 20 11
The term ‘vesanic dementia’ began to be used after the 1840s to refer to the clinical states of cognitive disorganization following insanity (Berrios,  1987); … The vesanic dementias   


The fragmentation of dementia
Dementia: general aspectsJun 20 11
During the second half of the nineteenth century, and based on the clinical observations and reconceptualization carried out by the French, German and English… The fragmentation of dementia   


Dementia during the nineteenth century
Dementia: general aspectsJun 20 11
There is a major difference between eighteenth-century views on dementia and what the historian finds a century later when dementia starts to refer more… Dementia during the nineteenth century   


Behaviours redolent of current dementia during this period
Dementia: general aspectsJun 20 11
In the literature of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (and indeed of earlier periods), it is possible to recognize behaviours that nowadays we may… Behaviours redolent of current dementia during this period   


Dementia: general aspects - Terms
Dementia: general aspectsJun 20 11
Up to the 1700s, states of cognitive and behavioural deterioration of whatever origin ending up in psychosocial incompetence were called amentia, dementia, imbecility, morosis,… Dementia: general aspects - Terms   


Dementia: historical overview
Dementia: general aspectsJun 20 11
Since the second edition of this article, no ground-breaking scholarly work has been published that may challenge the historical hypotheses propounded therein on the… Dementia: historical overview   






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