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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Memory deficits: There is a chemical in the brain called acetylcholine which is deficient with aging, and that causes deficits in cognitive functions.
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Dr. Ladislav Volicer
62 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Not known: Alzheimer's disease is only one cause of dementia and there are other causes of memory problem. Some are reversible (e.g., vitamin B12 deficiency) so ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Body hair loss: and memory issues need to be checked out by your doctor. Please see him/her. Alzheimer's is very unlikely. The hair loss suggest the possibility of ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Alzheimer's: is not likely to occur in a 24 year old male. Loss of chest hair, dandruff and losing you mobile phone are not significant for Dementia,. Thank care
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Several available: But, at best, these possess modest benefits. The classics include aricept, Exelon pill and patch, galantamine, (galantamine hydrobromide) Namenda ir ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
The non drug treatments for Alzheimer's disease include:: Behavior modification, Supportive care, Exercising Your Brain, Word puzzles, Elder care, Adult day care services.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Nash
24 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
As soon as possible: Finding a knowledgable physician as soon as the diagnosis is made is very important. There are treatments and information one needs as soon as possibl ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Gitelman
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Doesn't get in brain: Neostigmine's chemical structure (quaternary amine) does not allow it to cross the blood brain barrier, so it does not affect cholinesterases in the b ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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They don't: That is not their mechanism of action.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Catapano-Friedman
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Need a lot more info: To even start to give you an answer, i would need to know a lot more about you: your age, medical conditions, why you think you might be getting alzh ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
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Contact local: Alzheimer society. Check out "the judy fund".

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