J Hist Neurosci 2021 Jul 20:1-11. Epub 2021 Jul 20.
Department of Neurology, Korea University Anam-hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
King Yeongjo, the 21st king of Joseon (18th Century Korea), reigned during the prime years of the dynasty and was its oldest king. Despite his many accomplishments, debate surrounds his reputed display of the symptoms of dementia during the last years of his life. The King showed signs of dementia after 40 years of his regency in 1762 at the age of 69 years, including disorientation, cognitive impairment, amnestic disorder and so on. Read More