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Living with Dementia

Thomas Willis

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   

Living with dementia

problems with memory1 - hormone replacement therapy1 - sodium benzoate1 - ad risk factors1 - sobrino1 - language impairment1 - frontal lobe pathology1 - alcoholism1 - hospice2 - vascular risk factors2 - postoperative cognitive dysfunction1 - grandiosity1 - amyloid-targeting treatment1 - synaptic loss1 - cytokine storm1 - magnetic resonance spectroscopy1 - alzheimers society2 - type 1 diabetes1 - abnormal tau protein1 - alzheimer’s vaccine1 - neurobiology1 - mood changes1 - deep brain stimulation2 - dementia with lewy bodies3 - treatment of alzheimer's1 - parkinson's psychosis1 - huntington gene1 - semantic dementia1 - early-onset alzheimer's1 - loss of balance1 -