Can you tell me more about dementia?

  • 1 Replies
  • 791 Views

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

*

Offline thedoc

  • Forum Admin
  • Administrator
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • 513
    • View Profile
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?
« Last Edit: 21/07/2015 12:50:02 by _system »

*

Offline Pecos_Bill

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • 334
    • View Profile
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 ...

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/dementia.html

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.