GLOSSARY

A

Age
Alcohol Related Brain Damage
Alcohol Related Dementia
Alpha synuclein
Alzheimer's Disease - is the most common form of dementia. Discovered, or rather initially diagnosed by Alois Alzheimer. Around 520,000 people in the U.K. suffer from this disease.

Antidepressant
Antipsychotics
Aphasia
ARBD
Atypical Alzheimer's Disease
Atypical Parkinsonism


B

Behavioural Covariant Frontotemporal Dementia
bvFTD
Benson's Syndrome
Benzodiazepines
BPSD


C

CADASIL
CBT
Cholesterol
Cholinesterase Inhibitors
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy CTE
Cognitive
Corticobasal Degeneration
C90RF72


D

Delusions
Dementia Pugilistica

Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) has its own unique set of symptoms and shares a number with both Alzheimer's Disease and Parkinson's Disease. There is currently no cure for this type of dementia.

Diabetes Type 2
Donezipil
Dopamine


E

Early Onset Dementia
Early Signs
Encephalopathy - Disorder of normal Functioning in the brain.


F

Familial Frontotemporal Dementia - see FTD page
Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) - caused by damaged cells in areas of the brain called the frontal and temporal lobes. The frontal lobes regulate our personality, emotions and behaviour, as well as reasoning, planning and decision-making. The temporal lobes are involved in the understanding and production of language.
Frontal Lobe Dementia - see above
FUS


G

Galantamine
Genes
Genetic disorder (Genetic Mutation)
GRN


H

Hallucinations
Heredity
Hippocampus
HIV Associated HAND
Huntingtons Disease
Hypertension


I

Infarct
Multi infarct Dementia
Single Infarct Dementia


K

Korsakoff's Psychosis
Korsakoff's Syndrome


L

Laevodopa
Later Stage Dementia
Levy Bodies - In Dementia with Lewy Bodies it is mainly the Alpha Synuclein protein that damages nerve cells when it creates the granular Lewy Bodies.
Lobes
Lorazepam


M

MAPT
Mental Capacity Act
Memantine
Mild Cognitive Impairment MCI
Mixed Dementia
Motor Neurone Disease
MRI
Multiple Sclorisis MS


N

Neurotransmitter
Niemans Pick
Normal Oressure Hydrocephalus


P

Parkinson's Dementia
Parkinsons Disease
PET
Power of Attorney
Lasting Power of Attorney
Deputyship
Postcortical Atrophy PCA
Progarnulin
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
Proteins


R

Risk
Risperidone
Rivastigmine


S

Scan
Semantic
Side-effects
SPECT
Stroke
Subcortical
Synapses
Sundowning


T

Tau
TDP-43
Temporal Lobe
Thiamine
Thyroid Deficiencies
Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA)


V

Vascular Dementia - The 'Vascular' in Vascular Dementia refers to the vascular system, the blood vessels in the brain. These vessels can be damaged by Strokes or small vessel diseases which twists, thickens and damages.


W

Wernicke's Encephalopathy
Wernicke-Korsakoff's Syndrome


Y

Young Onset


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