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give general features of dementia:
1.  Behavior
   - inability to make decisions
  - loss of interest and initative
  - social withdrawal
2. Thinking
   - reduced concentration
   - preservation ( getting fixed on one object or topic)
  - less flexible
  - confabulation (fill in gabs in ones memory with fabricatiosn that one beleives to be facts
3. Speech
  - difficulty with names
  - less complex
  - more disorganised
4. Memory
- difficulty with new learning
- recent > remote (but both affected)
- disruption of temporal sequences
5. Insigt
- may be present early on, later generally lost
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Author: bonzei69
Main topic: Medicine
Topic: Life cycle
Published: 28.02.2010




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