The Biomedical Bases of Dementia
For present purposes, dementia results from one form or another of deterioration in the tissue of the brain. Its accurate diagnosis is vital because some forms of dementia are reversible and hence can be 'cured'. An understanding of the biomedical problems is also vital for carers in helping them to understand the needs and problems of those for whom they are caring. This chapter will describe the various conditions that give rise to dementia and detail the implications of each.
- Alzheimer's disease
- Multi-infarct dementia
- Cultural difference