Dementia

Dementia
Dementia
Dementia What is Dementia? Dementia is an organic brain syndrome which results in global cognitive impairments. Dementia can occur as a result of a variety of neurological diseases. Some of the more well known dementing diseases include Alzheimer's disease (AD), multi-infarct dementia (MID), and Huntington's disease (HD). Throughout this essay the emphasis will be placed on AD (also known as dementia of the Alzheimer's type, and primary degenerative dementia), because statistically it is the mos
ALZHEIMERS
ALZHEIMERS
ALZHEIMER'S Brian Foster Health March 2, 1999 Alzheimer's disease was first described by Alois Alzheimer. Alois Alzheimer was a German psychiatrist and neuropathologist and he first described it in 1906. The disease was first thought to be a rare condition affecting only young people, and was referred to as presenite dementia. About 10 percent of the United States population over the age of 65 is affected by Alzheimer's disease, and up to 45 percent of those over the age of 85 may have the dise
Is Depression a Serious Mental Illness?
Is Depression a Serious Mental Illness?
Is Depression a Serious Mental Illness? 12/13/12 ENG 102 Robert Haberstroh Is Depression a Serious Mental Illness? Depression is a condition of mental disturbance, typically with lack of energy and difficulty in maintaining concentration or interest in life. It is also a severe despondency and dejection, accompanied by feelings of hopelessness and inadequacy. Many people are affected in the world every day and will forever live with the illness. Most people have felt sad or depressed at times. F
Looking Into Alzheimer's Disease to Better Underst
Looking Into Alzheimer's Disease to Better Underst
Looking Into Alzheimer's Disease to Better Understand Vasant Patel Burlington County Community College Author's Note This paper was prepared for Psychology 101, Section 600, taught by Professor Jeffrey Dean. Abstract This essay gives an insight on the world's most common epidemic discovered by a German psychiatrist, Alois Alzheimer: Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's is a form of dementia where brain disorders impact lives. Alzheimer's disease brings forth many symptoms that can shake up people's