CANCELLATION TEST

n. A neuropsychological test which assesses perceptual and motor speed. From a given list of items randomly-distributed on a page or a screen, a...

NOOTROPIC DRUGS

drugs which are utilized to emphasize cognitive processes, generally in the remediation of progressive dementias, like Alzheimer's, but additionally of cognitive malfunction due to...

BUTYRYLCHOLINESTERASE

An enzyme found in tissues and the btrain that helps to break down acetylcholine and is useful in treating Alzheimer's disease.

SENILE DEMENTIA OF THE ALZHEIMER'S TYPE TSDAT)

The older name for Alzheimer's type onset after age 65. See Alzheimer's disease.

CORTICAL DEMENTIA

dementia which stems from weakening of the cortical regions of the brain, instead of the subcortical regions. Most frequently occurring in Alzheimer's.

BASAL FOREBRAIN

n. area of the brain responsible for memory, learning, and attention. Includes the cerebral cortex and hippocampus. When acetylcholine is reduced and cholinergic...

PDAT

abbreviated form: presented dementia of the Alzheimer's type.

CONFUSIONAL STATE

a condition of handicapped intellectual operations wherein consciousness is maintained but with deprivation of intellectual comprehensibility and orientation to time, area, and occasionally the...

NEUROFIBRILLARY TANGLES

are collections of insoluble hyperphosphorylated tau protein which have been associated with the development of neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's disease.

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

introduced by a German psychologist, Alois Alzheimer, an advanced illness of the brain stemming from large amounts of destruction of neurological cells, alongside the...

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