Dementia. Medical Aspects of Disability October 17, 2006. DEMENTIA. DEFINITION: Group of symptoms that can be caused by over 60-70 disorders.
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Medical Aspects of Disability
October 17, 2006
1. Visual or auditory hallucinations
2. Mild extrapyramidal symptoms (muscle rigidity, slow movements
From Whole Brain Atlas at http://www.med.harvard.edu/AANLIB/home.html
Case history: Pick's DiseaseThis 59 year old woman had a three year history of a progressive alteration in social behavior which included apathy and occasional disinhibition. Images reveal severe focal shrinkage of temporal and frontal lobes bilaterally.
Prognosis < 6 mos:
ONE OTHER POTENTIAL EMERGENCY: