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Unformatted text preview: Comparative Literature 27 Jullien/Kosik 20:20 Alzheimers 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 Alzheimers is not the only form of dementia Neurodegeneration Normal vs. Alzheimers brain Alzheimers 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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