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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY 395
Professor
Denti
Semester
Fall

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12/05/2013 12/4/13 Dementia of the Alzheimers Type Develops gradually  Description and stats Multiple cognitive deficits that develop gradually and steadily  Impairment in memory, orientation, judgment, reasoning and inability to integrate new information Aphasia, agnosia, apraxia Deterioration Early and later stages­slow Middle stages­rapid Post diagnosis survival­8 years Onset +60/70s Early onset: before 65 Cognitive reserve hypothesis suggest that more synapses are built up with education and thus delay the full  signs of dementia longer. nd Vascular Dementia­2  leading cause of dementia after alzheimers Caused by blockage or damage to the blood vessels that provide the brain with  oxygen and nutrients Men are more likely to have vascular dementia, more sudden than alzheimers Course and outcome of vascular dementia and ALZ are similar  Dementia head trauma Polytrama­addative effects  Biological influences Tangles in neurofibrillary tangles Accumulation of n
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