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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Severe cognitive impairment

          This article was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for website accessibility standards.     Severe cognitive impairment is a form of cognitive impairment that can be distinguished from the “mild” and “moderate” types of impairment. In the United States, the existence of […]

REM Sleep Behavior Disorder Single-Question Screen

          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 REM Sleep Behavior Disorder Single-Question Screen (RBD1Q), is a one-question, screening question for dream enactment behaviors associated with the parasomnia REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD). It screens for RBD […]

Corticobasal syndrome

          This article was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for website accessibility standards.     Corticobasal syndrome (CBS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease and a type of frontotemporal dementia. Corticobasal syndrome is one of four clinical phenotypes of corticobasal degeneration (CBD), the other three being: frontal behavioral-spatial syndrome(FBS), […]

Pseudosenility

          This article was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for website accessibility standards. Pseudosenility also reversible dementia is a condition where older people are in a state of memory loss, confusion, or disorientationthat may have a cause other than the ordinary aging process. Generally, the term “reversible dementia” […]

Clouding of consciousness

          This article was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for website accessibility standards.     Clouding of consciousness, also known as brain fog or mental fog, is a term used in medicine denoting an abnormality in the regulation of the overall level of consciousness that is […]

Frontotemporal lobar degeneration

          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 lobar degeneration (FTLD) is a pathological process that occurs in frontotemporal dementia. It is characterized by atrophy in the frontal lobe and temporal lobe of the brain, with sparing of the parietal and occipital […]