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Living with Dementia

Simplicity

Dementia: general aspects - Terms

Up to the 1700s, states of cognitive and behavioural deterioration of whatever origin ending up in psychosocial incompetence were called amentia, dementia, imbecility, morosis, fatuitas, anoea, foolishness, stupidity, simplicity, carus, idiocy, dotage and senility. In Roman times, the word ‘dementia’ was also used to mean ‘being out of one’s mind, insanity, madness, folly’ (Lewis… Dementia: general aspects - Terms   



What is dementia?

mini-mental state examination2 - neuritic plaque1 - tasigna1 - dementia of lewy body1 - sobrino1 - overweight1 - early cognitive loss or dementia1 - aphasia4 - apolipoprotein1 - abnormal blood clotting1 - congestive heart failure1 - memory impairments1 - glucose hypometabolism1 - signs of parkinson's1 - pdad1 - loss of balance1 - ssri2 - korsakoff's psychosis5 - neuroanatomical changes1 - education1 - beta-amyloid8 - omega-3s1 - psychomotor retardation1 - transdermal rivastigmine1 - age-related cognitive disorders1 - fish oil supplements1 - α-synuclein2 - harmful cholesterol1 - frontal dementia1 - hydrocephalus1 -