Dementia Series-Disabled Legend Charles Bronson

Charles Bronson was born Charles Dennis Buchinsky, on 3 November, 1921 and died on 30 August, 2003. Charles was an American actor of “tough guy”, or “macho” roles. In most of his roles, he played a police detective, western gunfighter, vigilante, boxer or Mafia hitman.

Charles’ father died when he was only 10, and he went to work in the coal mines like his older brothers until he was drafted for World War II. Charles’ family was so poor that, at one time, he reportedly had to wear his sister’s dress to school because he had nothing else to wear.

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What is Dementia?

Dementia is the progressive decline in cognitive function due to damage or disease in the brain beyond what might be expected from normal aging. Although dementia is far more common in the geriatric population, it may occur in any stage of adulthood.

In dementia, affected areas in cognition may be memory, attention, language, and problem solving.

The prevalence of dementia is rising as the global life expectancy is rising. Particularly in Western countries, there is an increasing concern about the economic impact that dementia will have in future, older populaces.

There is no cure to this illness, although scientists are progressing in making a type of medication that will slow down the process. Cholinesterase inhibitors are often used early in the disease course

Tacrine (Cognex), donepezil (Aricept), galantamine (Reminyl), and rivastigmine (Exelon) are approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of dementia induced by Alzheimer disease. They may be useful for other similar diseases causing dementia such as Parkinsons or vascular dementia.

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The End of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Series

I hope you have enjoyed reading about “What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?” and of the Famous People that have or had suffered from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Sadly, we have come to the end of our “Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Series”. We now begin our “Dementia Series” so please enjoy reading.

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Series-Disabled Legend Rose McGowan

Rose McGowan was born on 5 September, 1973. Rose is an American actress best known for her role as Paige Matthews in The WB TV series Charmed, and the cult-classic The Doom Generation. Rose has also appeared in several major Hollywood films, with leading roles in Scream, Jawbreaker, and the Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez double-feature Grindhouse. Rose is currently the co-host of TCM’s film-series program, The Essentials. Rose has agoraphobia and OCD.

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Series-Disabled Legend Kathie Gifford

Kathie Lee Gifford was born on 16 August, 1953. Kathie is an American television host, singer, actress and playwright, famous for her 15-year run (1985 – 2000) on the television talk show Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, which she co-hosted with Regis Philbin. She has received 11 Emmy nominations. Before her long stint in talk shows, Kathie’s first television exposure was that of Tom Kennedy’s lovable singer/sidekick on Name That Tune, from 1974 to 1978.

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Series-Disabled Legend John Haigh

John George Haigh was born on 24 July, 1909 and died on 10 August, 1949 John Haigh nicknamed the “Acid Bath Murderer”, was an English serial killer during the 1940s.

John was convicted of the murders of 6 people, although he claimed to have killed a total of 9, dissolving their bodies in sulphuric acid before forging papers in order to sell their possessions and collect substantial sums of money. John acted under the mistaken belief that police needed a body before they could bring a charge of murder. John was convicted through forensic evidence and executed. John George Haigh may have suffered from OCD.

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