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Dr. Linda Callaghan
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Nash
23 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Yes and no: If there is an illness that runs in your family you should speak to your doctor about it. There are many many types of dementia. Some of them are gene ... Read More
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Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
53 years experience Geriatrics
Not necessarily: There are studies indicating heriditary as a risk factor for alziehmers.
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Yes: Early onset Alzheimers is very rare but it very much genetically driven (Ps1,Ps2,APP). Late onset Alzheimers has genetic linkage (ApoE4) and several ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Nash
23 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Common: Dementia is fairly common and the biggest risk factor is age. More than 1 out of 100 people aged 65 or less have dementia. Roughly 5 out of 100 of tho ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience Family Medicine
Varies by age: About 1 out of 100 by age 60; about 5 out of 100 by age 70; about 20 out of 100 by age 80; and 30 to 50 out of 100 by age 85.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Nash
23 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Some types yes: Some types of dementia like alzheimer's disease with early onset at ages 40 to 60 have a large genetic component while other types of dementia like al ... Read More
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Dr. Ramin Rafie
17 years experience Geriatrics
Clinically: Usually a clinical diagnosis, no blood work and no imaging test.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miroslava Fox
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
See below: Dementia has gradual onset: forgetfulness will increase with time; disorientation to time and place;judgement, decision making, will be affected in t ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Willner
34 years experience Neurology
Infection, dementia: In general, any infection that might cause even a low grade fever can worsen confusion or behaviors in patients with dementia.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Dementia: Too wide to describe here, but u can google the word & get full description of causes of cognitive deficits. Summary is that there are either genetic ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Dementia: Obviously the internet is full of information about all conditions, including Dementia. Don't try to arrive at a diagnosis from a Google review. If th ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Nash
23 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Many can be: Huntington's disease and early onset alzheimers are highly inherited. Late onset alzheimers, vascular and Parkinson's all have some genetic component.
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