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{{Dementia}}
 
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'''Dementia''' is the loss of mental capacity to a level where normal social and occupational roles can no longer be maintained due to cognitive decline. Widespread loss of memory, reasoning and judgement and their accompanying effects upon personality and social skills are characteristic signs.
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'''Dementia''' is a loss of mental function due to cognitive decline, and in which interruptions exist in interpersonal or intrapersonal processes that would normally function properly. Widespread loss of memory, reasoning and judgement and their accompanying effects upon personality and social skills are characteristic signs.
   
 
Dementia is sometimes devided into [[presenile dementia|Presenile]] and [[senile dementia]]
 
Dementia is sometimes devided into [[presenile dementia|Presenile]] and [[senile dementia]]
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*[[Parkinson's disease]]
 
*[[Parkinson's disease]]
 
*[[Pick's disease]]
 
*[[Pick's disease]]
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==See also==
 
==See also==
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{{Older adults}}
 
{{Older adults}}
   
==References & Bibliography==
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==References & Bibliography==
 
<References/>
 
<References/>
==Key texts==
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==Key texts==
 
===Books===
 
===Books===
 
*Brooker, D. (2007). Person centred dementia care:Making services better. London:Jessica Kingsley.
 
*Brooker, D. (2007). Person centred dementia care:Making services better. London:Jessica Kingsley.
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
[http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/clinicalservicestandards/centreforqualityimprovement/nationalauditofdementia.aspx Audit of dementia care by UK Royal College of Psychiatrists]
 
[http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/clinicalservicestandards/centreforqualityimprovement/nationalauditofdementia.aspx Audit of dementia care by UK Royal College of Psychiatrists]
 
 
 
[[Category:Dementia]]
 
[[Category:Dementia]]
 
[[Category:Mental disorders]]
 
[[Category:Mental disorders]]

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Dementia is a loss of mental function due to cognitive decline, and in which interruptions exist in interpersonal or intrapersonal processes that would normally function properly. Widespread loss of memory, reasoning and judgement and their accompanying effects upon personality and social skills are characteristic signs.

Dementia is sometimes devided into Presenile and senile dementia

The condition may be brought about by a number of organic brain syndromes which include:


See also

References & Bibliography

Key texts

Books

  • Brooker, D. (2007). Person centred dementia care:Making services better. London:Jessica Kingsley.
  • National Centre for Mental Health (2007). A NICE-SCIE Guideline on supporting people with dementia and their carers in health and social care. London:The British Psychological SOciety & Gaskell.

Papers

  • Department of Health (2008). Transforming the quality of dementia care:Consultation on a national dementia strategy.

Additional material

Books

Papers

External links

Audit of dementia care by UK Royal College of Psychiatrists

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