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Can teenagers aged 19 years old get dementia

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Nash
23 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Extremely unusual: Nearly everyone with dementia is older and a key part of the diagnosis is loss of abilities that one used to have. 19 is pretty young to diagnose some ... Read More
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
Yes: One point in case is mad cow disease acquired recently in europe and other places by young people. Otherwise is rare. Probably other dementias or dise ... Read More

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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moor
Dr. John Moor answered
37 years experience Sports Medicine
Great abs: Get to ideal body weight which is 110 lbs for first 5 feet tall and then allow 6 more lbs for each inch taller than that for males. Daily routine is: ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience General Practice
Very rare!: Early-onset Alzheimer's is not a common form of dementia which hits people younger than age 65. Only about 5 percent of people afflicted with Alzheime ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends on the cause: The question you are actually posing is the trigger for the blacking out also a trigger for dementia. Obviously, this depends on the cause. Head traum ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Dementia: Dementia can occur in late childhood or early adulthood. Causes are varied, from alcohol to drugs. Alzheimer disease, while extremely rare can occur i ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
What symptom: There is no medication that really improves dementia symptoms. Confusion, and anxiety and some other symptoms are treatable, keeping routines and remi ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Memory issue: It is very unlikely that you have dementia or any organic brain disease causing a loss of memory. Most likely you are stressed by your new job which c ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
It depends on their: Mmse level , if it is 20 or less than i tell his family not to permit him to drive. Since this can change any time people, with diagnoses need ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Kunen
44 years experience Clinical Psychology
Modify expectations : Often such stubbornness is a combination of cognitive deficits and pride. Tasks that she wants to do can be modified in reasonable ways so that she c ... Read More
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Confused: Your question is unclear, but.... If "she" has a doctor, ask for assistance to obtain a good exam, DX and treatment plan. If not - urge getting one in ... Read More
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