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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
25 years experience Geriatrics
Clarification needed: Aids is someone who have advanced diseases of HIV positive individuals with worsening of symptoms, including dementia. Any change of personality, memo ... Read More
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Dr. Kalyn Diamond
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
Varied Presentation: Aids/hiv dementia has a broad and varied spectrum of clinical manifestations and severity. It is characterized by cognitive, motor, and behavioral fea ... Read More
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
36 years experience Psychiatry
Check out: The fact sheet at www.Ninds.Nih.Gov.

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Here's a link: It is difficult to diagnose since other hiv/aids symptoms can be similar, but there is more and more information on it. This article might be a good s ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
25 years experience Infectious Disease
ADC: Referred to as aids dementia complex (also encephalopathy, neurocongnitive disorder). It is thought to be caused my activation and inflammation of th ... Read More
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
AIDS dementia: Dementia is a condition causing loss of intellectual functions such as memory, judgment, and abstract thinking. Aids dementia complex is a dementia o ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
25 years experience Geriatrics
Clarification needed: Aids is someone who have advanced diseases of HIV positive individuals with worsening of symptoms, including dementia. Any change of personality, memo ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gina Salcedo-samper
10 years experience Clinical Psychology
Look here!: Here are two links for more information on HIV Dementia. Basic Info: http://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/staying-healthy-with-hiv-aids/potential- ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Prevntion of alzeime: You can start eating right, exercising regularly, staying mentally and socially active and keeping stress in check.Learning new things all the time li ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Matthews
32 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Possiblly- or not: Hiv dementia is less prevelent now with current HIV medications but is still noted. Treatment(meds), mood, and a complete work-up is needed. This s ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
None really: Presently, there is no specific drug treatment available. However, physicians do use anti-platelet agents such as aspirin, dipyridamole, or clopidogre ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Pseudo dementia : Drugs do not cause alzheimer's, but numerous medicines can make it far worse due to anti-cholinergic side effects, and many elderly pts can seem to be ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saira Dar
Dr. Saira Dar answered
23 years experience Family Medicine
No treatment yet: There are non pharmaceutical ways to prevent dementia such as brain exercises, healthy lifestyle and exercise in young age but there is no "non drug" ... Read More

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