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Living with Dementia

Latin Dementia

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?

memory disorders2 - atrial fibrillation1 - mri2 - olanzapine1 - dopamine6 - miller fisher1 - wernicke's-korsakoff syndrome10 - references1 - trouble sleeping1 - physical weakness1 - memantine1 - amyloid precursor protein6 - csf1 - alzheimer's experience1 - behaviours redolent1 - lou gehrig's disease1 - neuronal membrane1 - imbecility1 - visuospatial deficits1 - arteriosclerotic dementia1 - parkinsons diagnosis1 - esquirol1 - frontal lobe pathology1 - phosphorylated alpha-synuclein1 - iron lady1 - healthy weight1 - alpha-synuclein proteins1 - quality standards subcommittee1 - anxiety1 - napa1 -