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What about Wernicke's encephalopathy, and Korsakoff's syndrome?
And I happen to be looking for a full list of the aetiology of dementia. Would be very grateful for any pointers/links to such a list.
With regards to disorientation I'm taking the week part out of time - it's disorientation to not know the day of the week, maybe day of the month, but how many people can tell you which week of the year it is?
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As director of the cerebralhealth.com website, I would like to offer an appeal to the editors of this page to include a link to either the homepage at http://www.cerebralhealth.com or to the Brain Research and Information Network (B.R.A.I.N.) at http://www.cerebralhealth.com/neuroscienceresearch.php
Need Help Identifying Whether There is a Typo
In the section on "Progressive supranuclear palsy", in the sentence 'The person may also have certain "frontal lobe signs" such as perseveration, a grasp reflex and utilization behavior (the need to use an object once you see it)', I'm not sure if there is supposed to be a comma after 'grasp reflex' and before 'and utilization behavior'. I have been noticing a large amount of missing commas (e.g., "one, two and three" as opposed to "one, two, and three"), but for this particular instance, I'm not sure if 'grasp reflex' and 'utilization behavior' go together. I don't think they do, and I think the comma is supposed to be there, but I don't want to add it in case I'm wrong, because I don't know enough about either one of those topics to be sure whether or not they go together. This is why that extra comma is important, and this is why not including it can be misleading, and this is why I have been adding it everywhere I see it missing when it is grammatically necessary. Anyone have any insight? Thanks! 18.104.22.168 (talk) 07:50, 21 November 2015 (UTC)
- This is actually a style issue, as explained in our article on the Oxford comma. The relevant Wikipedia policy is explained at MOS:OXFORD. The bottom line is that each article can choose whether it wants to use "serial commas", but within any given article we should try to be consistent. Changing the style of an article should be avoided unless clear consensus is gained beforehand. Looie496 (talk) 12:43, 21 November 2015 (UTC)
Possible Rewording of "Eating Difficulties" Section?
In the first part, it mentions that feeding tubes are associated with a few things (need for chemical/physical restraints, possibility of pressure ulcers, etc.), and then just two or so sentences later, it says possible risks are (and then restates everything that it said above). To me, this seems redundant and seems that it should be reworded. I can't really think of a better way to word it, but if anyone else agrees with me, please try and find a way to make this section better. Thanks! 22.214.171.124 (talk) 08:30, 21 November 2015 (UTC)
"A person's consciousness is not affected."
I can read that quote but it's simply not true. The article associates all these symptoms with dementia, and most of them would not occur without changes to consciousness: "Agitation, Depression, Anxiety, Abnormal motor behavior, Elated mood, Irritability, Apathy, Disinhibition and impulsivity, Delusions (often believing people are stealing from them) or hallucinations"
Lewy-body dementia, in particular, is associated with profound changes in consciousness: "Disturbances of consciousness, including fluctuations in attention and awareness, are a common and clinically important symptom in dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB)." (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12435378) 126.96.36.199 (talk)