Dementia Today.net

Site updated at Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Living with Dementia

Confabulatory Euphoria

Presbyophrenia and confabulation

The word ‘presbyophrenia’ was coined by Kahlbaum (1863) to name a subtype of the paraphrenias (insanities occurring during periods of biological change). Presbyophrenia was a form of paraphrenia senilis characterized by amnesia, disorientation, delusional misidentification and confabulation.

Ignored for more than 30 years, the term reappeared in the work of Wernicke, Fischer and Kraepelin.… Presbyophrenia and confabulation   



What is dementia?

high blood pressure7 - alzheimer's agitation1 - medium spiny neurons1 - wernicke's-korsakoff syndrome10 - coffee consumption1 - marijuana1 - hospice2 - sleep apnea1 - carus1 - synthetic tau fibrils1 - immune system1 - korsakoff psychosis11 - alzheimer sufferer1 - deep-brain stimulation3 - aphasia4 - phosphodiester1 - anti-hypertension medication1 - dementia decline1 - amyloid β1 - forms of dementia2 - atherosclerotic plaques2 - cognitive changes1 - apoe-e4 gene1 - perchloroethylene1 - broken bones1 - mitochondria1 - alzheimer type2 - esquirol1 - high oestrogen levels1 - sage test1 -