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dealing with someone with dementia

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Lots of info online: Here's one of many links: http://nursingplanet.Com/dementia/dementia_nursing_management.Html short list: be calm, consistent, easy to understan ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Bordini
32 years experience Clinical Psychology
Lots of resources: Fortunately there are educational materials and organizations providing help with this. A compendium of dementia resources is available on our cpa ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Complex: Although behavioral issues may be similar to alzheimer's, here meds are a bit more involved. Need antiplatelet drug to prevent more strokes, and clop ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
27 years experience Pediatrics
Stress....: ....Can cause a variety of somatic (felt in the body) problems. You can have headaches, stomach aches, body aches, diarrhea, weight loss, weight gain ... Read More
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Dr. Shariq Refai
13 years experience Psychiatry
Stress: Im sorry to hear your grandmother has dementia. Stress can cause a lot of different issues including problems with sleep energy or even sometimes ache ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Yes: Nutrition can impact development and expression of cognitive decline, especially if there are metabolic issues including high blood pressure and diabe ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Memory loss & dement: Dementia is often preceded by depression. By definition, dementia then affects mental health via memory loss. Later on, most types of dementia aside f ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Archibald
37 years experience Psychiatry
Driving? It depends.: It depends on the severity of the dementia. Many people with mild dementia can safely drive, but I am assuming that you are asking about a more severe ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Dementia: All types of dementia have memory loss in common. Said memory loss endangers one's health via number of issues. Forgetting to take medications. Forget ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Isaac Vielma
19 years experience Family Medicine
Unclear: It's unclear from your question whether you have dementia now, which is rare, or you want someone to care for you in the future. First you'd have to i ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
44 years experience Psychiatry
Unlikely: Stress, overload, sleep deprivation, anxiety are a few of many reasons we may "normally" forget something that causes worry or embarrassment. Ask a tr ... Read More
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