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Living with Dementia


Dementia: historical overview

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 development of the concept of dementia (Berrios, 2000a); indeed, the ‘constructionist’ view has gained support from the way in which the nosological surface of ‘dementia’ has been redrawn during the… Dementia: historical overview   

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   

Alzheimer’s disease

AD has become the prototypical form of dementia. From this point of view, a study of its origins should throw light on the evolution of the concept of dementia. The writings of Alzheimer, Fischer, Fuller, Lafora, Bonfiglio, Perusini, Ziveri, Kraepelin and other protagonists are deceptively fresh, and this makes anachronistic reading inevitable.  However,  the… Alzheimer’s disease   

What is dementia?

bradykinesia1 - parkinson's diagnosis1 - arteriosclerotic dementia1 - atherosclerosis7 - exposure to ddt1 - delirium tremens1 - bmi2 - cognitive dysfunction4 - risk factors for dementia1 - ad risk factors1 - movement disorder2 - neocortex1 - insomnia2 - impassable plaques1 - idiocy1 - hearing1 - neurodegenerative diseases1 - oral health1 - immune globulin1 - gene therapy1 - general activity1 - risk of death1 - lethal condition1 - abeta plaque1 - medicare1 - memory tests1 - fronto temporal lobar degeneration1 - progressive neurodegenerative disorder1 - early-onset familial ad1 - antihypertensive drugs1 -