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Chronic primary insomnia is a sleep disorder with no known secondary etiology, and the prevalence increases with advancing age.
Impairments in cognition and everyday activities are primary risk factors for increases in need for care. Even before cognitive impairment is of sufficient severity to be considered dementia, complex, high-level, everyday activities may be notably impaired.
MD, FRCPC, FACP, AGSF
Contemporary technologies, including digital imaging of the brain during life and quantative microscopy (unbiased stereology) for estimating histological features postmortem, have resulted in important new knowledge about changes in the brain that accompany healthy aging, including evidence that grey matter atrophies with an anterior-posterior gradient.
Addiction often results from using controlled (monitored by the Drug Enforcement Agency) or illicit substances to produce pleasure or to dissociate from the consequences of life’s events.