Saturday, May 2, 2009

About Dementia

Dementia is a clinical syndrome marked by a variety of cognitive disfunction but followed without interference awareness. Yag experience cognitive function disturbances in dementia patients is a function of general intelligence, learning and memory, language, problem solving ability, orientation, perception, attention, concentration and social ability. In addition, patients also personality also affected. If the patient has a disturbance of awareness, the patient is likely to meet Diagnostic criteria for delirium. In addition, the diagnosis of dementia according to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder fourth edition (DSM IV) requires that the symptoms that also cause interference or social function yag heavy work, so a decline of function before.

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