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Dementia: Causes

by Helen Farrell, MD
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    The lecture Dementia: Causes by Helen Farrell, MD is from the course Age-Related Disorders.


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    1. Decreased acetylcholine.
    2. Increased norepinephrine.
    3. Increased glutamate.
    4. Increased dopamine.
    5. Decreased dopamine.
    1. Intraparenchymal cysts.
    2. Enlarged ventricles,
    3. Senile plaques.
    4. Neurofibrillary tangles.
    5. Tau proteins.
    1. Huntington’s disease.
    2. Picks disease.
    3. Parkinson’s disease.
    4. Alzheimer’s disease.
    5. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
    1. Myoclonus
    2. Incontinence
    3. Dementia
    4. Gait disturbance
    5. Enlarged ventricles
    1. Death occurs ideally within 6 months.
    2. It is a prion disease.
    3. Patients worsen over a short period of time due to the rapidity of the disease.
    4. Myoclonus is an associated finding.
    5. There is no effective treatment for this condition.
    1. Atrophy of the caudate nucleus.
    2. Atrophy of the frontotemporal lobes.
    3. Prominent neuronal loss of substantia nigra.
    4. Enlarged ventricles.
    5. Small infarcts.

    Author of lecture Dementia: Causes

     Helen Farrell, MD

    Helen Farrell, MD


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