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aphasia
general language loss
apraxia
motor function loss
anoxia
lack of oxygen
Depression-Related Cognitive symptoms
1. deficits in procedural memory
2. aware of the symptoms & worried about them
anomia
deficit in naming or word finding ability
acalculia
deficits in math ability
fluent aphasia
Associated with Alzheimer's. Choppy word flow.
alexia
word blindness
Vascular Dementia
(stroke) Damage depends on area affected. Risk factors: smoking, hypertension, diabetes, atrial fibrillation.
Dementia
Subcortical:
HIV
Parkinson's (dopamine)
Huntington's (GABA)
Impotence is caused by...
Psych factors
Diabetes
Neurological problems
Hormones
Stroke recovery
Physical symptoms resolve more quickly than cognitive.
Delirium vs. Dementia
Varied consciousness vs. Alert
Alzheimer's Dementia
Cortical:
I 1-3 yrs --anterograde memory, mood, visuospatial
II 2-10 yrs --retrograde memory, delusional, apraxia
III 8-12 yrs --decreased IQ, rigidity, enuresis/encopresis
Sensory Aphasia
Inability to understand words w/o inability to speak or hear.