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Scholarly Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences

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September 21: World Day of Alzheimer’s Disease

Volume 1 - Issue 1

Gabriel Miranda Nava*

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    • Neurologist and Clinical Neurophysiologist, Head of service assigned to the Hospital Center of the Presidential General Staff, Mexico

    *Corresponding author: Gabriel Miranda Nava, Neurologist and Clinical Neurophysiologist, Head of service assigned to the Hospital Center of the Presidential General Staff, Mexico

Received: September 04, 2018;   Published: September 07, 2018

DOI: 10.32474/SJPBS.2018.01.000104

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Abstract

Before talking about Alzheimer’s disease, we must understand the concept of dementia, which is conceptualized as the progressive loss of cognitive functions due to brain damage or disorders. Characteristically, this cognitive alteration causes inability to perform the activities of daily life mainly seen in memory, calculation, way of relating and living together, as well as in decision making. Many times, dementia is caused by other types of ailments, such as brain tumors, hydrocephalus, multiple cerebral infarcts, metabolic diseases such as hypothyroidism, chronic infections; or it can also be simulated by anxiety and chronic depression. Being the most frequent cause of dementia (although we already stressed that it is not the only one), Alzheimer’s disease was discovered and reported in 1907 by the German Alois Alzheimer, and it is when until a few years ago it was of unusual characteristics due to the poor expectation of life, but by increasing this, a series of chronic degenerative diseases are derived at the same time, with an increase in their frequency of appearance, among them the condition that welcomes us today.

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