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Living with Dementia


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   

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Signs and Symptoms

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a transmissible, rapidly progressing, fatal neurodegenerative disorder called a spongioform degeneration that seems to be related to “mad cow disease.”

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) affects many areas of the brain. At UCSF, CJD is sometimes called the “great mimicker” because it causes symptoms that occur in many other neurological diseases. … Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Signs and Symptoms   

10 Alzheimer’s warning signs

Alzheimers symptoms and signs are unique on each patient. Through that it sometimes will be tricky to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease.
Several of the signs and symptoms present in Alzheimer’s disease also exist in other conditions and diseases.

Alzheimer’s disease is classified into several stages. Some doctors use a 7-stage framework, while others may… 10 Alzheimer’s warning signs   

Enid and George - Life with dementia

beta amyloid protein1 - wernicke’s encephalopathy1 - earliest stages of alzheimers disease1 - vascular cognitive impairment1 - amyloid1 - napa1 - cholesterol1 - astro-gliosis1 - treatment of alzheimer's1 - video game1 - loss of judgement1 - great mimicker1 - abeta plaque1 - sign of aging1 - frontotemporal dementia8 - developing dementia2 - myelination1 - sleepiness1 - igf resistance1 - psychotic symptoms1 - beta secretase1 - cotard's syndrome1 - sunflower oil1 - cajal-retzius cell1 - brain plaques1 - downs syndrome1 - parkinson’s disease2 - gastrointestinal disorders1 - dantrolene1 - temporal orientation1 -