Dementia pp 19-36 | Cite as

The Brain and Dementia

  • Allen Jack Edwards
Part of the Perspectives on Individual Differences book series (PIDF)


Dementia is the result of certain syndromes that alter the status of nerve cells in the brain. This alteration expresses itself in several observable behaviors, principally memory loss but also confusion and disorientation, and the effect is one of systematically “robbing” the mind. This means that there are two related but discrete elements involved: the structural integrity of the brain on the one hand and the loss of competencies deemed possible because of a mind on the other. The two need to be described separately as well as in terms of their relationships. In this chapter, there is an attempt at this task with the restriction that only the most essential elements will be highlighted.


Occipital Lobe Intelligence Test Digit Symbol Subjective Reality Global Capacity 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Allen Jack Edwards
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  1. 1.Southwest Missouri State UniversitySpringfieldUSA

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