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Dementia in old age

Nicholas E. J. Wells

Dementia in old age

by Nicholas E. J. Wells

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Published by Office of Health Economics in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Senile psychosis.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography, p.68-72.

    Statement(prepared by N.E.J. Wells).
    SeriesStudies of current health problems -- no.66
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC524
    The Physical Object
    Pagination72p. :
    Number of Pages72
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17416336M

    Dementia can be caused by Alzheimer’s disease or other age-related problems such as stroke or Parkinson’s disease. Dementia is not an inevitable consequence of aging, although it is age-related and doubles in prevalence from a low rate in age group to % of those older than Senior dementia is a common problem seen in older dogs just like it is in older humans. Similar to Alzheimer's in people, dementia in dogs often results in altered behaviors and memory loss. These changes may affect the quality of life of both the dogs as well as the dog owners but by better understanding what is really occurring, owners may be able to lessen the negative effects of this issue.

    Signs of Dying in the Elderly with Dementia Dementia is a general term for a chronic or persistent decline in mental processes including memory loss, impaired reasoning, and personality changes. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, accounting for % of all cases of dementia. Central to her argument is that by propagating the myth of a young old age we obscure the real old age and ignore the needs of the millions who are already old and suffering through the disabling and restrictive phases of their lives. An especially poignant and significant chapter deals with age-related s:

      Yet despite its prevalence, dementia can be frustratingly hard to diagnose. Its symptoms are often confused with those of depression, delirium, vitamin deficiency or just old : Alisha Berger.   • Somebody I Used to Know is published by Bloomsbury. Save £5 on our book of the month. To order a copy for £ (RRP £) go to or call Free UK p.


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