Monthly Archives: July 2014

PSP and Argyrophilic Grain Disease

PSP is the acronym for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. This is a rare brain disorder that damages the upper brain stem. This includes the substantia nigra or the movement control center in the mid part of the human brain. Sometimes this … Continue reading

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Types of FTD

According to the NINDS website, there are varying Frontotemporal disorders, or FTDs. As they stipulated: Clinically, FTD is classified into two main types of syndromes: Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementiacauses a person to undergo behavior and personality changes. People with this … Continue reading

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More on FTDs

Yesterday the topic of discussion was about Frontotemporal disorders, or what is better referred to as FTDs. There is much more information I have acquired from the NINDS website about this type of Dementia that I would like to share … Continue reading

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Frontotemporal disorders or FTD

FTD is the acronym for Frontotemporal disorders. This disorder is caused by a family of brain diseases that primarily affect the frontal temporal lobes of the brain. FTD accounts for up to 10% of all Dementia cases. Some forms of … Continue reading

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Corticobasal Degeneration or CBD (07/27/2014)

CBD is the acronym for a progressive neurological disorder scientifically named Corticobasal Degeneration. This disorder is characterized by nerve-cell loss and shrinkage, what is also known as atrophy, of specific areas of the brain. This includes the cerebral cortex and … Continue reading

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Tauopathies is the accumulation of tau (post from 07/26/2014)

What and what? What are tau and what do they have to do with Tauopathies? Well tau happen to be proteins. Considering the fact that tau sometime clump together inside the nerve cells of the human brain, causing the cells … Continue reading

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Researching the various types of Dementia

As stipulated yesterday, there are many types of Dementia that have been diagnosed. As I type this, more research is being done and yet more variations are sure to evolve. What experts are trying to determine (which will significantly help … Continue reading

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