What Are Cognitive Disorders? - Definition and Perspectives


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When an individual experiences an interruption to or loss of normal thought process, this is known as a _____.

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1. The word 'Dementia' comes from the Latin for what words?

2. Dementia usually develops over _____, while delirium occurs _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of different cognitive disorders. You'll be assessed on the types of cognitive disorders, and the meaning of the word dementia.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Define dementia
  • The development of delirium and dementia
  • Disorders that affect memory

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the different types of amnesia
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the development of different cognitive disorders
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about cognitive disorders

Additional Learning

To learn more about psychology, review the accompanying lesson called What Are Cognitive Disorders? - Definition and Perspectives. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about Amnestic Disorder
  • Explain circumstances that may contribute to cognitive disorders
  • Read about examples of different cognitive disorders