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Response to verbal commands agnosia o a persons

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response to verbal commands agnosia o a persons sensory functions are unimpaired but he or she is unable ot recognize the source of stimulation. o Associated with auditory, visual, or tactile sensations, and it can be relatively specific or more generalized Alzheimers o The cognitive impairment appears gradually, and the persons cognitive deterioration is progressive. o Definite diagnosis can only bet determine by autopsy because you have to look at two different brain lesions o Brain changes Causes of dementia o Genetic factors Experts agree that it is genetically heterogenous
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There are several forms of the disorder and each seems to be associated with a different gene or set of genes Chromosome 21, 14, and 1 When mutates cause early onset forms of alzheimers Chromosome 19 Risk factor for late onset forms of the disorder Amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles found in people with alzheimers o Neurotransmitters
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  • Spring '07
  • peterson
  • Abnormal Psychology, Mental retardation, IQ testing, Gradual worsening loss, early onset forms, late onset forms

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