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Living with Dementia


The vesanic dementias

The term ‘vesanic dementia’ began to be used after the 1840s to refer to the clinical states of cognitive disorganization following insanity (Berrios,  1987);  its meaning has changed with equal speed alongside psychiatric theory. According to the unitary insanity notion, vesanic dementia was a terminal stage (after mania and melancholia); according to degeneration theory,… The vesanic dementias   

The concept of arteriosclerotic dementia

Old age was considered an important factor in the development of arteriosclerosis (Berrios, 1994) and a risk factor in diseases such as melancholia (Berrios, 1991). By 1910, there was a trend to include all dementias under ‘mental disorders of cerebral arteriosclerosis’ (Barrett, 1913). Arteriosclerosis, might be generalized or cerebral, inherited or acquired, and caused… The concept of arteriosclerotic dementia   

Living with dementia

undertreatment of dementia1 - peripheral arterial disease1 - alzheimer disease6 - stage dementia1 - alpha-synuclein7 - stages of atherosclerosis1 - wernicke's-korsakoff syndrome10 - pseudodementia2 - myxoedema1 - fronto temporal lobar degeneration1 - executive function1 - neurodegenerative movement disorder1 - mid-life factors1 - delusional misidentification1 - dotage1 - cognitive functioning2 - ad diagnosing1 - amyloidosis1 - arterial plaques1 - beta-amyloid8 - alzheimer's patient1 - coffee consumption1 - bonfiglio1 - agnosia3 - specific sugar molecules1 - mixed dementia1 - mild alzheimer's stage1 - wernicke encephalopathy2 - antiviral drugs1 - physical exercise1 -