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Cause of reversable dementia

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Many causes: Some are heredity like huntingtons, early alzheimers, some are vascular with same risk as heart disease, others are due to infection (menigitits) or t... Read More
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Multiple: Some dementia is ideopathic (i.e. Unknown) but other forms of dementia can be secondary to chronic disease (e.g. Huntington's), injury (e.g. Brain tra... Read More
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Many factors: such as inherited predisposition as in Alzheimer's Dementia , Vascular Dementia is caused by hardening of the arteries with decreased blood flow to ... Read More

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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Peter Bee
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No: Dementia is usually differentiated into two types: vascular type, and non-vascular type. Vascular dementia is due to disruption in the vascular suppl... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Coffin
Clinical Psychology 26 years experience
Not per se, but . .: If the diagnosis is accurate, the dementia probably is not reversible per se. But make sure that other possible causes of forgetfulness, confusion, e... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Nash
Geriatric Psychiatry 24 years experience
The brain areas: Each different type of dementia causes damage to different parts of the brain. The symptoms a person has depends on the brain areas affected.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Wow: It is so uncommon I guess I would say dementia from alcohol and drug abuse, vascular origin and maybe post traumatic would be most common in that age ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Not at all. Although high doses can cause cognitive clouding and "brain fog", this is temporary only. There is no long term effect causing dementia.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Many: If it is true dementia at that age it is very unusual, but there are too many possibilities to list here. A full work up for metabolic i issues and l... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Head trauma, HIV/AID: This is not common, but it can happen. A full workup of labs and neuro-psych tests and imaging along with a full family and personal history might she... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Dementia symptoms: Require exam by your doctor. One possibility is a circulatory cause but here are more likely other causes. Consider using coconut oil. See a nutrit... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Utzschneider
Hospital-based practice 28 years experience
Yes.: As a rough estimate about 5% of dementias are treatable/preventable, so screening for things like vitamin deficiencies and untreated hypothyroidism sh... Read More

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