http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZX_OxiSdSg. DEMENTIA. What is DEMENTIA?. Some Causes of Dementia : Alzheimer’s disease Lewy’s body disease Parkinson’s disease Huntington’s disease Strokes in the brain HIV infection Chronic drug use Depression Brain abnormalities.
Some Causes of Dementia:
Dementia is a disorder of the brain with a permanent loss of cognitive function or memory.
Primary dementias: the dementia itself is the major sign of an organic brain disease and is not directly related to any other illness, such as Alzheimer’s.
Secondary dementias:those caused by some other disease - such as AIDS, head injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, etc.
Pseudo dementia:another category of dementia that is not a true dementia, but instead has similar symptoms that mimic dementia, often seen in patients with depression.
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For reversible dementia:
For irreversible dementia:
My you tube video selection is from the movie “The Notebook”, which is my all time favorite movie. It is a wonderful love story with a tragic ending involving Alzheimer’s dementia. I do not think the you tube video is an accurate reflection of dementia behavior, because patients do not typically have periods of total and precise awareness. It is current and depicts a circumstance that many people are unfortunately faced with. It is told in such a manner to capture the audience’s attention while portraying the tragic nature of this disease.
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