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Category: Diseases of The Nervous System
Shakespeare says, "Last scene of all, that ends this
strange, eventful history, is second childishness and mere oblivion; sans
teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything."
"The Sans Everything."--Is the sad and hopeless obscuration by time or
disease of the once bright, vigorous, scintillating mental powers of
exhuperant and lusty youth. Everyone has seen such people who are
partially or hopelessly demented. It may come from diseases, such as
epilepsy and syphilis; alcohol produces it.
Senile dementia is the result of old age and of acquired brain disease. It
is different from simple old age or dotage. In old age the mind is
weakened, but the patient is conscious of it, such a person forgets a name
or date and gropes about in his memory to find it.
The demented person is not conscious of loss of memory, but applies wrong
names to persons, and serenely thinks he is right.
The senile demented person does not realize his condition, and if there is
any mental power left he cherishes delusions or false beliefs.
The victim of old age is unconscious of his weakness.
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