Dementia

  “Dementia” was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in it’s original form.  However, this version is designed for W3C, accessibility compliance. Dementia is a broad category of brain diseases that cause a long-term and often gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember that is great enough to affect a person’s daily functioning.[2] Other common symptomsinclude emotional problems, difficulties with […]

A comprehensive, by-the-book review of Grammarly Software

Anyone who writes has unpleasant run-ins with word processors. Most have built-in grammar or spell checking software, but they’re often more a courtesy than a useful tool. Relying solely on their edits is ill-advised. Sure, it helps us catch typos, but even then the suggestions are strictly limited to what is prepackaged into the in-program […]

Paratonia

          This article was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for website accessibility standards.     Paratonia is the inability to relax muscles during muscle tone assessment. There are two types of paratonia: oppositional and facilitatory. Oppositional paratonia (“gegenhalten”) occurs when subjects involuntarily resist […]

Learning problems in childhood cancer

          This article was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for website accessibility standards.     Certain treatments for childhood cancer are known to cause learning problems in survivors, particularly when central nervous system (CNS)-directed therapies are used (e.g. cranial radiation; high-dose methotrexate or cytarabine; or intrathecal chemotherapy). As the mortality rates of childhood […]

Logopenic progressive aphasia

          This article was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for website accessibility standards.     Logopenic progressive aphasia (LPA) is a form of primary progressive aphasia. It is defined clinically by impairments in naming and sentence repetition. It is similar to conduction aphasia and is associated […]

Cognitive vulnerability

          This article was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for website accessibility standards. A cognitive vulnerability in cognitive psychology is an erroneous belief, cognitive bias, or pattern of thought that predisposes an individual to psychological problems. The vulnerability exists before […]

Frontotemporal dementia and parkinsonism linked to chromosome 17

          This article was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for website accessibility standards. Frontotemporal dementia and parkinsonism linked to chromosome 17 (FTDP-17) is an autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disorder and Parkinson plus syndrome, which has three cardinal features: behavioral and personality changes, cognitive impairment, and motor symptoms. […]

Art and dementia

          This article was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for website accessibility standards.     The use of art in dementia care is a valuable tool in enriching the lives of people with dementia. Being engaged with visual and performing arts provides […]

Cognitive slippage

          This article was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for website accessibility standards.     Cognitive slippage is considered a milder form of formal thought disorder. Generally speaking, this can mean that an individual’s thoughts are organized in an unusual, […]

Southbury Training School

          This article was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for website accessibility standards.     Southbury Training School is a large residential facility in the towns of Southbury and Roxbury, Connecticut. It was built in the 1930s as a large state-funded and state-operated residential and […]