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What is dementia
Global deterioration of intellectual function, memory,a nd at least two other cognitive functions (unlike derlirium there is a clear consciousness)
What are some examples of Disorders that may produce Dementia syndromes?
Degenerative Disorders: Cortical (Alzheimer's Disease) and Subcortical

Vascular Dimentias
Hydrocephalic dementias
CNS infection-associated
Metabolic Disorders
Toxic Conditions
Neoplastic
Traumatic Conditions
What are the characteristics of Mild Dementia?
MMSE score: 18-23
Duration of Illness 1-3 years
Symptomatic
Impairment of daily living activities
What are the characteristics of Moderate Dementia?
MMSE score: 12-17
Duration of Illness: 2-8 years
Symptomatic
What are the characteristics of Severe Dementia?
MMSE score: <12
Duration of illness: 7-12 years
Symptomatic