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What is Cognition?
Cognition is the ability to intelligently process information. These processes include those involving memory
What are cognitive enhancing drugs (nootropics) used to treat?
Optimize mental function and to treat dementia
What is Dementia?
General term for loss of cognitive functions and behavioral impairment
Alzheimer's disease Symptoms
o Most common form of dementia o Episodic memory and language problems o Inability to function in daily activities o Vegetative state -> unable to perform basic self-care
Alzheimer's disease Pathology
1) Associated with loss of synthesizing and degrading enzymes for Ach (changes NT levels) 2) Neurotic plaques of extracellular deposits of B-amyloid protein and apolipoprotein E