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Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
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Kraepelin, Trauma, Würzburg, memory, 90, Alois, emotion, MCI, sensory, symptoms, words, 1987, Endocrine
dementia
hallmark symptoms once it reaches a certain point
             impairment
loss of ability to find            (aphasia)
changes in                (apathy and lack of interest in things)
loss of ability to interpret                information
challenges providing an accurate diagnosis
these influences can mimic dementia symptoms and need to be ruled out:
Drugs
Emotion
Metabolic
                  
Nutrition
            
Infection
Alcoholism
very difficult and complex to diagnose
an age-related disease
25% of 80 year olds
33% of 85 year olds
50% of      year olds
Alzeihmer's disease is the most common type of dementia
           Alzheimer (1864-1915)
German psychiatrist, neuropathologist
colleague of Emil                   , founder of modern scientific psychiatry
from Bavaria
medical degree at                            University in 1886
1907: "a peculiar disease" in patient Auguste (woman)
close relationship with her
studied her brain after she died
a role model clinician scientist for many
        : first clinical trial
first drug tested to treat Alzheimer's symptom
three stages
1. pre-clinical diagnosis
the disease is taking place but the person is not presenting with                 
the earlier you diagnose it, the better it can be slowed down
2. mild cognitive impairment (      ) tue to Alzheimer's Disease
3. dementia due to Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia