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 […]