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serious mental illness or disorder impairing a person's capacity to function normally and safely

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The aim of this study was to assess the effect of the Ginkgo biloba extract (EGb761) and rivastigmine in patients with dementia of the Alzheimer type in slowing down the disease\'s degenerative progress and the patient\'s cognitive impairment.
All patients in the study had dementia of the Alzheimer type, Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) scores greater than 18, and Apathy Evaluation Scale (AES) scores greater than 30.
The IOM found "sufficient evidence of an association" between moderate or severe levels of TBI and Parkinsonism; dementias (which VA understands to include presenile dementia of the Alzheimer type and post-traumatic dementia); depression (which also was associated with mild TBI); and diseases of hormone deficiency that may result from hypothalamo-pituitary changes.
Memantine is approved to treat moderate to severe dementia of the Alzheimer type.
This case report describes a 43-year-old woman with Down syndrome whose progressive functional decline over 3 years was attributed to dementia of the Alzheimer type.
Dementia of the Alzheimer type (DAT) is the most common type of dementia in the elderly, averaging about half of all cases.
For the estimated 2 million people in the United States who suffer from senile dementia of the Alzheimer type, the brain has inexplicably gone haywire.
Alzheimer's disease (AD), also called Alzheimer disease, Senile Dementia of the Alzheimer Type (SDAT) or simply Alzheimer's, is the most common form of dementia.