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Medical model of dementia

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 53 years experience
Clear Diagnosis: There are a lot of important tests that are done and it can eliminate people with depression who are not demented as well as many medical conditions, ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
63 years experience
Dementia as disease: At some point, dementia was considered a consequence of normal aging. Now we know that there are several diseases responsible for it and that not ever... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hindi Mermelstein
A Verified Doctoranswered
38 years experience
A form of dementia: Dementia are conditions marked by decline in cognitive function & difficulty with daily activity.Alzheimer' s disease, characterized by problems w... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Yes: Underactive thyroid, depression, low vit B12 and side effects from medications can mimic a dementia. Normal pressure hydrochephalus (increased fluid i... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Gilson
Neurology 42 years experience
Dementia: Alleviate stress, balances diet, ti chi, yoga, stationary bike riding, calming teas, reading about the condition helps the care giver cope which in t... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Nash
Geriatric Psychiatry 25 years experience
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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Nash
Geriatric Psychiatry 25 years experience
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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin Rafie
Geriatrics 19 years experience
Clinically: Usually a clinical diagnosis, no blood work and no imaging test.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Willner
Neurology 36 years experience
Infection, dementia: In general, any infection that might cause even a low grade fever can worsen confusion or behaviors in patients with dementia.

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