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Chronic Dementia

Categories: 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.
t 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.