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Ch 20: Cognitive Disorders

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons and take self-assessment quizzes to learn about the different aspects of cognitive disorders. These video lessons are short and engaging and make learning easy!

Cognitive Disorders - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

This chapter focuses on discussing cognitive disorders. Cognitive disorders are those that affect the way a person thinks. There are many different types of cognitive disorders. They can be caused by illness, disease or even by injury. As you will learn in these lessons, common disorders include Alzheimer's and amnesia. We will cover the definition of disorders and talk about what causes them and how to treat them. Some of the additional things you will learn in the lessons of this chapter include:

  • Historical views on cognitive disorders
  • The definition of delirium
  • What can cause amnesia
  • The impact of Alzheimer's on aging
  • Age-associated problems
  • The definition of dementia

VideoObjective
What Are Cognitive Disorders? - Definition and Perspectives Study the definition of cognitive disorders.
What Is Delirium? - Definition, Causes & Treatment Learn about the causes and treatment for delirium.
Dementia: Definition, Symptoms & Care Find out the definition, causes and treatment for dementia.
Amnestic Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment for Amnesia Take a look at the causes and treatment for amnesia.
Dementia and Alzheimer's: Differences & Impact on Aging Examine the difference in Alzheimer's and dementia.
Problems Associated with Aging: Depression, Stress, Anxiety and Other Later-in-Life Disorders Discover mental problems associated with aging.

6 Lessons in Chapter 20: Cognitive Disorders
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What Are Cognitive Disorders? - Definition and Perspectives

1. What Are Cognitive Disorders? - Definition and Perspectives

The human ability to think is what sets us apart from the other animals. But what happens when memories or the ability to learn disappears? In this lesson we'll look at three common types of cognitive disorders: dementia, delirium, and amnestic disorders.

What Is Delirium? - Definition, Causes & Treatment

2. What Is Delirium? - Definition, Causes & Treatment

What does it mean to be delirious? What might cause someone to be confused and disoriented, and what can be done to treat it? In this lesson, we'll look at the symptoms, causes, and treatment of delirium.

Amnestic Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment for Amnesia

3. Amnestic Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment for Amnesia

Our memories shape, and in many ways define who we are. But what happens when you lose your memories? In this lesson, we'll look at amnestic disorders, their causes and treatments.

Dementia and Alzheimer's: Differences & Impact on Aging

4. Dementia and Alzheimer's: Differences & Impact on Aging

In this lesson, you will learn what dementia is and is not through definitions and examples. You will also examine Alzheimer's disease, the leading cause of dementia and memory loss in the elderly.

Alcohol and Drug-Induced Cognitive Disorders: Types, Causes & Symptoms

5. Alcohol and Drug-Induced Cognitive Disorders: Types, Causes & Symptoms

Everyone knows the risks with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. But did you also know that long-term alcohol and drug use can cause problems with the way your brain functions? In this lesson, we'll look closer at some common substance-induced cognitive disorders.

Problems Associated with Aging: Depression, Stress, Anxiety and Other Later-in-Life Disorders

6. Problems Associated with Aging: Depression, Stress, Anxiety and Other Later-in-Life Disorders

With age comes wisdom, but it also comes with a bunch of problems. In this lesson, we'll look at some psychological problems that can plague older adults, including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and psychosis.

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