This article is dire need of a complete rewrite. First of all dementia is not a disease. Second dementia is not commonly known as clinical insanity. The sentence on diagnoses and treatment is completely wrong. The statement on a disproportionate number of scientists etc. suffering from dementia is junk. The final sentence is, to be quite honest, offensive. I'll work on rewriting the article. I might even source the claims I add to the article, something that the original authors couldn't be bothered doing in a clear violation of the Conservapedia commandments.
I apologise in advance for the tone of these comments but I cannot think why someone would write such tripe about such an important subject without even bothering to look at a single reference. People living with dementia have enough on their plate without the callous and thoughtless assertions of the authors of this article. I shudder to think that someone would look at this article in its current form to find out about dementia. Authors, please engage brain before adding to articles such as this. AndyJM 09:41, 24 February 2009 (EST)
- Well, take a look at what I found in less than 3 minutes, AndyJM:
Also called: Senility
Dementia is a word for a group of symptoms caused by disorders that affect the brain. It is not a specific disease. People with dementia may not be able to think well enough to do normal activities, such as getting dressed or eating. They may lose their ability to solve problems or control their emotions. Their personalities may change. They may become agitated or see things that are not there.
Memory loss is a common symptom of dementia. However, memory loss by itself does not mean you have dementia. People with dementia have serious problems with two or more brain functions, such as memory and language.
Many different diseases can cause dementia, including Alzheimer's disease and stroke. Drugs are available to treat some of these diseases. While these drugs cannot cure dementia or repair brain damage, they may improve symptoms or slow down the disease.
And there is--- "Symptoms of dementia can be classified as either reversible or irreversible, depending upon the etiology of the disease. Less than 10 percent of cases of dementia are due to causes which may presently be reversed with treatment. Causes include many different specific disease processes....."
- My point is, what with several sources using that word disease one can understand how a person would be confused, no? You are welcome to improve this article if you want, in fact I hope you will. But you were indeed rather intolerant, in light of what I have just shown you. So your criticism was unfair. --₮K/Admin/Talk 10:31, 24 February 2009 (EST)
- Very witty TK. I'll do my best with the article :) AndyJM 11:17, 24 February 2009 (EST)
Andy, take a moment to consider that there are many editors here who prefer creating articles on "such important subjects" rather than spending all their time bickering over details and using the talk pages to utter negative personal remarks. You've been negative and sarcastic in talk comments before, so that's why this block is for a week. Perhaps if you spent more time creating articles, you'd understand that writing a non-stub article on a subject is actually a time-intensive activity and it's all the more impressive the number of dedicated editors who create large articles daily. I've been waiting with patience for your contributions to improve, but... -Foxtrot 11:33, 25 February 2009 (EST)