Who discovered dementia?

Answer Dementia has a long history, with its symptoms being recognized as far back as ancient Greece and Rome. However, it wasn't until 1804 that French physician Philippe Pinel used the term "demence" to... Read More »

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When were the Fiji Islands discovered& who discovered them?

The original inhabitants of the islands of Fiji came from Melanesia some 3,500 years ago. Dutch explorer Abel Janzsoon Tasman sighted the northeast islands of Fiji in 1643. British Captain James Co... Read More »

EMI and Dementia?

Dementia and other elderly mental infirmities--EMIs--afflict over 30 million people worldwide, according to the Alzheimer's Disease International Organization, which predicts this number will grow ... Read More »

How do I test for dementia?

Signs of dementia include delayed memory recall or the inability to remember recent events. People with dementia may exhibit personality changes or frequent mood swings. They may have difficulty fi... Read More »

Geriatrics & Dementia?

Geriatrics is a branch of medicine that treats diseases unique to older people, such as dementia, a progressive deterioration in intellectual function. Dementia makes it difficult or impossible for... Read More »