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By Amy L Sutton

ISBN-10: 078081150X

ISBN-13: 9780780811508

''Provides uncomplicated patron overall healthiness information regarding indicators, prognosis, and therapy of Alzheimer ailment and different dementias, in addition to counsel for dealing with reminiscence loss and similar issues and recommendation for caregivers. contains index, thesaurus of comparable phrases and listing of resources''--Provided through publisher.

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CJD is the most common of the known human TSEs. Others include fatal familial insomnia and Gerstmann-StrausslerScheinker disease. In recent years, a new type of CJD, called variant CJD (vCJD), has been found in Great Britain and several other European countries. The initial symptoms of vCJD are different from those of classic CJD and the disorder typically occurs in younger patients. ” Other rare hereditary dementias include Gerstmann-StrausslerScheinker (GSS) disease, fatal familial insomnia, familial British dementia, and familial Danish dementia.

The early symptoms include personality and behavior changes, slow learning, clumsiness, or stumbling. Over time, affected children suffer mental impairment, seizures, and progressive loss of sight and motor skills. Eventually, children with Batten disease develop dementia and become blind and bedridden. The disease is often fatal by the late teens or twenties. Lafora body disease is a rare genetic disease that causes seizures, rapidly progressive dementia, and movement problems. These problems usually begin in late childhood or the early teens.

Cord. Symptoms of HD usually begin when patients are in their thirties or forties, and the average life expectancy after diagnosis is about 15 years. Cognitive symptoms of HD typically begin with mild personality changes, such as irritability, anxiety, and depression, and progress to severe dementia. Many patients also show psychotic behavior. HD causes chorea—involuntary jerky, arrhythmic movements of the body— as well as muscle weakness, clumsiness, and gait disturbances. Dementia pugilistica, also called chronic traumatic encephalopathy or Boxer syndrome, is caused by head trauma, such as that experienced by people who have been punched many times in the head during boxing.

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