Can you tell me more about dementia?

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Offline thedoc

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Can you tell me more about dementia?
« on: 21/07/2015 12:50:02 »
Howard asked the Naked Scientists:
I would like to inquire whether you can forward me any information/research on dementia to broaden my knowledge.

I am a great fan of your talk show on Cape Radio every Friday morning.

What do you think?
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Re: Can you tell me more about dementia?
« Reply #1 on: 21/07/2015 19:09:28 »
Just as every white house is not the White House, neither is every case of "dementia" caused by Alzheimer's disease.

A good place to start would be the US National Institutes of health brochure here ...

Then there must be a support group about the various forms of dementia in South Africa. If you're resourceful enough to find this, you can surely dig them up if you deploy a bit of local reconnaissance.

If I never see another case of dementia it will be too soon. Here is an RN joke about alzheimer's

Doctor: Mr. Doe I am afraid that you have cancer and alzheimer's.

Mr. Doe: Thank God ! I was afraid that I had cancer.