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Title: The study of hyperphagia in dementia
Author: Keene, Janet M.
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 1995
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Although people with hyperphagia show significantly more patterns of stereotyped behaviour than matched demented controls the prolonged period of eating does not seem to be due to a stereotypy but to a delay in the satiation mechanism. Hyperphagia typically occurs in the middle stages of the dementing illness and lasts for a mean of about three years. These studies demonstrated that subjects with dementia who are hyperphagic have a major disturbance in the mechanisms controlling satiation, hunger, food choice and satiety.
Supervisor: Hope, Anthony R. Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Compulsive eating ; Dementia ; Eating disorders Medicine Human physiology