• Charles J. Golden
  • Antonia Chronopolous
Part of the The Springer Series in Adult Development and Aging book series (SSAD)


Dementias were first recognized as a diagnostic issue during the 1800s and have become a major topic only within the last half century. As the population has aged, concern over the dementias has increased because of their higher incidence and the increased sensitivity in medical and mental health circles in recognizing the symptoms of these disorders. Kraepelin (1896) saw dementia as a disease of aging; later versions of his work recognized the writings of Alzheimer (1898) and others who identified the presence of presenile dementias. Over time, there has been increased attention to multiple etiologies and alternative methods of presentation.


Vascular Dementia Alzheimer Type Memory Problem Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Psychological Medicine 
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  • Charles J. Golden
    • 1
  • Antonia Chronopolous
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Psychological StudiesNova Southeastern UniversityFort LauderdaleUSA

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