presenile dementia

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presenile dementia

(priːˈsiːnaɪl)
n
(Pathology) a form of dementia, of unknown cause, starting before a person is old
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Noun1.presenile dementia - dementia with onset before the age of 65
dementedness, dementia - mental deterioration of organic or functional origin
Alzheimers, Alzheimer's, Alzheimer's disease - a progressive form of presenile dementia that is similar to senile dementia except that it usually starts in the 40s or 50s; first symptoms are impaired memory which is followed by impaired thought and speech and finally complete helplessness
Pick's disease - a progressive form of presenile dementia found most often in middle-aged and elderly women and characterized by degeneration of the frontal and temporal lobes with loss of intellectual ability and transitory aphasia
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Alois Alzheimer. These sticky plaques and twisted fibers engulf brain cells, inhibiting normal function.
It has been more than 100 years since Alois Alzheimer a German psychiatrist and neuropathologist, first reported the presence of senile plaques in the brain of an Alzheimer disease patient.
Alois Alzheimer in 1907, it continues to baffle medical science.
DA e a forma mais comum de demencia e foi descoberta pelo medico Alemao Psiquiatra e Neurofisiologista Alois Alzheimer em 1906.
[2] Alois Alzheimer was the first to talk about a case of intellectual deterioration and with histological results of intracellular nodules of neurofibrillary type.
In 1906, the German psychiatrist Alois Alzheimer described the combination of symptoms--decline of memory and cognition--that when observed in those with the anatomical brain changes (plaques and tangles) became the definition of the disease named after him.
One hundred years after Alois Alzheimer first described it, we neither have a drug for it, nor do we really understand what causes the severe brain impairment.
New York, NY--In 1901, when Dr Alois Alzheimer started talking to his patient Mrs Auguste Deter, a 50-year-old patient, he immediately realised that there was something wrong with her.
Alois Alzheimer started talking to Auguste Deter, a 50-year-old patient, he immediately realized that there was something wrong with her.
-- NO hay dolencia mas cruel que la que descubrio a comienzos del siglo XX el doctor Alois Alzheimer. Al publicar sus hallazgos, Alzheimer describio la enfermedad como "demencia senil" y asi se la ha llamado durante largo tiempo.
In 1907, Alois Alzheimer described a disease characterized by severe cognitive disturbances, disorientation, aphasia, delusions, and unpredictable behaviour.
While a great deal of information has been gathered on AD since it was described by Dr Alois Alzheimer in 1905, there is still much that is unknown about the triggers of the disease.