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DSP3 MCDB27 - Comparative Literature 27 – Jullien/Kosik...

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Unformatted text preview: Comparative Literature 27 – Jullien/Kosik 20:20 Alzheimer’s Disease • Dementia/Senility – 0.8% of those 45 – 65 – 12% of those over 65 – 40-50% of those 85 years • Duration of AD is 3 – 20 years; average = 8 – 10 years Dementia – irreversible and progressive decline in two or more spheres of cognition that affect activities of daily living • Memory loss • Impaired reasoning or judgment • Disorientation • Difficulty learning • Loss of language skills • Reduced ability to perform routine tasks – apraxia • Changes in personality and behavioral problems: agitation, anxiety, delusions, hallucinations • Alzheimer’s is not the only form of dementia Neurodegeneration • Normal vs. Alzheimer’s brain – Alzheimer’s brain weighed 1255 grams (2.77 lbs) – Parasagittal atrophy – Sulcal widening – enlarged spaces between folds of the brain (gyri), which are...
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2011 for the course MCDB 31559 taught by Professor Kosik during the Winter '10 term at UCSB.

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