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244 Possible Causes for Apathy, Personality Change, Progressive Memory Impairment

  • Alzheimer Disease

    Apathy represents a form of executive cognitive dysfunction.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The proband presented at age 42 years with a 3-year history of progressive short-term memory impairment and depression.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Importance: Changes in behavior and personality are 1 criterion for the diagnosis of dementia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Dementia

    Apathy, depression, irritability, agitation, and anxiety are the most frequently detected neuropsychiatric symptoms of AD.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] As dementia progresses, memory loss and cognitive impairment broaden in scope until the individual can no longer remember basic social and survival skills or function independently[britannica.com] From Wikidata Jump to navigation Jump to search long-term brain disorders causing personality changes and impaired memory, reasoning, and normal function senility Dementia[wikidata.org]

  • Multi-Infarct Dementia

    […] include: Forgetfulness (but not as severe as Alzheimer's disease) Urinary incontinence Difficulty walking Clumsiness Changes in personality or mood (most likely in the form of apathy[alzheimers.emedtv.com] A variety of patterns of behavioral changes may be observed in MID, depression, psychosis, and personality change are common.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] During the 2 years before admission, he had suffered from insomnia, depressed mood and progressive memory disturbance.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Frontal Lobe Neoplasm

    Personality and abrupt emotional changes (aggression, apathy, impulsive behavior), and an overall decline of the functions for which the frontal lobe is crucial - planning[symptoma.com] Although radiation therapy may lead to longer survival, the side effects of radiation, such as impaired thinking and memory, limit its practical use in people with these tumors[aans.org] changes What is the survival rate for low grade astrocytomas w/ full excision?[quizlet.com]

  • Alcohol Dementia

    ARD patients often have symptoms of both forms, i.e. impaired ability to plan, apathy, and memory loss. ARD may occur with other forms of dementia (mixed dementia).[en.wikipedia.org] Allowing someone with Alzheimer’s to drink too much can cause further memory impairment and speed up the progression of their disease.[carefecthomecareservices.com] Hallucinations Delusions Impaired memory Personality changes – ranging from depressed and withdrawn to excited and irritable.[healthhype.com]

  • Organic Brain Syndrome

    ., emotional instability, marked apathy, or impaired impulse control, caused by a specific organic factor and not associated with delirium, prominent mood disturbance, delusions[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] For example, some people who experience traumatic brain injuries undergo personality changes in addition to experiencing neurological symptoms like difficulty walking or speaking[wisegeek.com] Progression of Dementia Phase 1 Forgetfulness: progressive memory impairment Recent and short term memory effected Deficits in attention, orientation, and concentration Will[quizlet.com]

  • Huntington's Disease

    Apathy severity increases in the motormanifest stages of Huntington's disease. HDGECs can adequately assess their level of apathy on a self-report questionnaire.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] During the interview, the patient's family revealed that he had a previous diagnosis of Huntington's disease; there was also a family history of personality changes preceding[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Impaired memory and cognition: Progressive loss of memory is a key feature of Huntington’s disease. Initially, there is a loss of short-term memory.[symptoma.com]

  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    Both patients demonstrated cognitive impairment, apathy, and hypokinesia on admission.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The specific neurological sequelae included headaches, irritability, personality changes, confusion, and loss of memory.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] On the 27th day of exposure, the patient developed disorientation and memory impairment.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pernicious Anemia

    Older patients may present with symptoms suggesting senile dementia or Alzheimer disease; memory loss, irritability, and personality changes are commonplace.[web.archive.org] As the disease progresses, muscle spasms and problems with balance and walking may develop. Memory impairment, tremors, confusion, depression or paranoia may also occur.[livehealthy.chron.com] changes (megaloblastic madness) Pernicious Anemia Prevention There is no way to prevent pernicious anemia, except in the rare cases caused by a dietary B12 deficiency, which[healthcommunities.com]

  • Organic Personality Disorder

    ., emotional instability, marked apathy, or impaired impulse control, caused by a specific organic factor and not associated with delirium, prominent mood disturbance, delusions[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Abstract The traditional concept of “organic personality change” implies a lasting and irreversible change of personality structure, behavior, and affect in consequence of[link.springer.com] Course, prognosis & treatment• Slowly progress memory impairment• Aphasia, apraxia and agnosia also present• May later develop motor & gait disturbances;may become bedridden[slideshare.net]