1: Dementia Dementia, also known as the demon's curse, ruins the life of all who become infected with this mental illness. Dementia is a mental illness in which the person affected becomes easily irritated and violent.
2: causes | Usually Dementia is caused due to damage to the cerebral cortex or certain parts of the brain tissue. The main causes of Dementia are either head trauma such as brain tumors or a head injury, or another mental illness such as Alzheimer's disease.
3: Effects | The average behavior for a person with Dementia is forgetting what happened in the last few minutes, acting violent or irritated, paranoia, and unable to learn new information. The long term effects of Dementia are losing both long term and short term memory and also not being able to perform task unassisted.
4: multimedia | Dementia has also appeared in multimedia. The Dead Space game series has used dementia as the source to the infection also known as the breakout. The breakout is when the dementia causes humans to become demon like creatures known as Necromorphs. The Necromorphs then try to kill every non-infected person. In some cases dementia can cause the person to experience hallucinations, in which the person sees visions of their old memories.
5: multimedia | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ogv4AO3Fuk&ob=av3e
6: funding. | The government also doesn't fund the research for Dementia as much as it needs to be. Only about 4 million gets donated for the research. Dementia needs to be funded more so that the people effected can live a normal life.
7: Works cited. Alzheimer's Research UK. Web. 05 Dec. 2011.
8: works cited part 2 "Dementia."The Dead Space Wiki - Dead Space, Dead Space: Extraction, Dead Space 2, and More. Web. 05 Dec. 2011.