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A 84-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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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
32 years experience Family Medicine
Not the same: Parkinson's usually presents as a tremor in the hands, both dementia and Parkinson's can occur in your grandmother's age, in the same person, so it is ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Dementia therapy: There is increasing evidence that the earlier medication is used for dementia, the more success will be achieved. Once the diagnosis is made, a medic ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Wife: Great opportunity to have family conference with her prescribing physician to discuss her treatment and your concerns.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Few options: There are currently no fda-approved treatments specific for lewy body dementia (dlb). But given the severe cholinergic losses that occur in dlb, the f ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
22 years experience Family Medicine
Nothing proven yet: Unfortunately, there is nothing proven to treat or cure the causes of lewy body dementia, a gradual breaking-down of the brain. Some medicines may he ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience Geriatrics
No specific: Treatment as yet! Aricept , emendation, ; Remeron (mirtazapine) have been tried?..
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Nash
23 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Depends: There are many different types of dementia. Many symptoms can be treated but this does not usually change the underlying course of the illness.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
More than one: There are a few in use and more will come. Donepezil (Aricept®), Galantamine (galantamine hydrobromide) (Razadyne®ER) and Rivastigmine Exelon®) - thei ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Van norman
33 years experience Psychiatry
Several: Aricept, Cognex, Nemenda, galantamine (galantamine hydrobromide) and others can possibly slow the progression of some dementias. Nothing treats the un ... Read More
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