Dementia (BIO103E)

Dementia (BIO103E) - Dementia By Tyler Evans What is...

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    Dementia By:  Tyler Evans
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    What is Dementia? Dementia is a decline in reasoning,  memory and other mental abilities. Also called a decline in cognitive  function. Dementia is a progressive disease,  meaning it gets worse over time
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    Common Signs Dementia has several common signs which  are categorized into Early, Intermediate and  Severe. The more commonly dementia associated  symptoms are usually the ones that are  progressive. The more severe problems usually develop  separately but as a direct effect of dementia.
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    Early Symptoms Forgetting names or appointments Difficulty driving or cooking Mood swings Poor judgment Paranoia Time or place disorientation
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    Intermediate Symptoms Disrupted sleep patterns Unable to carry out daily living routines Heightened symptoms from early dementia Unable to learn new information Accidents will become frequent
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course BIOL 103 taught by Professor Norris during the Spring '07 term at Auburn University.

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