Symptoms, discovery in 1906, possible cause, incidence, research, predictive tests, impact on family, diagnosis, treatment.
Definition, causes, theories, detection, diagnosis, treatments of physical & psychological symptoms, last stage.
Examines the medical condition of dementia due to head traumas. Discusses the etiology; neuropsychological problems. Symtoms of multiple cognitive defects, behavioral problems, mood and personality changes. Epidemiology. Treatment for traumatic brain injury and dementia. Cognitive and behavioral rehabilitation approachs such as computer-assistance training, cognitive exercises, psychotherapy, behavior modification.
MEDICAL ETHICAL ISSUES.
Examines privacy, terminal illness, human rights, living wills, medicare, roles of social worker & family, autonomy, life support, right to die; focusing on home health care.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND DEMENTIA IN THE ELDERLY
This paper takes the position that leisure activities can lead to a reduced risk of dementia. The literature supporting the position is reviewed. Describes & gives statistics on dementia.