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Living with Dementia

Acute Excitement

Behaviours redolent of current dementia during this period

In the literature of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (and indeed of earlier periods), it is possible to recognize behaviours that nowadays we may wish to refer as dementia being reported under different rubrics. For example, in relation to ‘Stupidity or Foolishness’, Thomas Willis (1684) wrote:

although it chiefly belongs to the rational… Behaviours redolent of current dementia during this period   

What is dementia?

esquirol1 - myxoedema1 - significant memory loss1 - good quality care1 - korsakoff psychosis11 - beta-amyloid peptides1 - korsakoff syndrome3 - omega-31 - vascular dementia warning signs1 - pfizer1 - acute excitement1 - prostate cancer1 - treatments for alzheimer's1 - amnesia1 - vitamin b-11 - frontal dementia1 - tia2 - β-amyloid1 - neurodegeneration2 - mixed forms1 - dementia patients8 - increased dementia risk1 - mental confusion4 - wernicke-korsakoff syndrome15 - karl wernicke4 - sunflower oil1 - protective effect1 - dementia progression1 - mood swings1 - physical function1 -