Alzheimer's Vocabulary

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Alzheimer's Vocabulary
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2011-10-27 00:42:19
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Vocabulary and definitions associated with care of elderly patients who have Alzheimer's disease.
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  1. A nerve cell in the brain
    Neuron
  2. An intellectual process by which one becomes aware of, perceives, or comprehends ideas; involves perception, thinking, reasoning, remembering
    Cognitive Function
  3. Severe impairment or loss of intellectual capacity and personality integration, due to the loss of or damage of neurons in the brain
    Dementia
  4. Site of the brain deep inside the central hemisphere where short term memories are converted into long term memories
    Hippocampus
  5. The tiny gap between nerve cells
    Synapse
  6. A state of temporary but acute mental confusion
    Delirium
  7. False dementia; there are signs and symptons of dementia but there have been no changes in the brain
    Pseudodementia
  8. Chemical substance acting as a messenger between neurons released by the axon on one neuron
    Neurotransmitter
  9. Common cause of memory loss in the elderly, caused my multiple strokes
    Multi-infact dementia
  10. Lack of understanding; uncertainty
    Confusion
  11. Most common type of permamnent dementia
    Alzheimer's Disease

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