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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
62 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Probably: Genetic factors of ALS and frontotemporal dementia are not clear but I do not think that you should worry.
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Dr. Rebecca Ferrini
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Do what you can: We don't know the genetics of frontotemporal dementia and als. Prevent dementia as best you can--no smoking, exercise regularly and vigorously, mainta ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Roberts
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: anyone with onset of dementia in their 60's may have a form for which you have a 1 in 2 chance of inheriting. Your mother should be evaluated for th ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
48 years experience neurology
See a neurologist: Only detailed history and neurological exam. Can determine. It could simply be anxiety neurosis but other conditions need to be ruled out first.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Pseudo dementia : Drugs do not cause alzheimer's, but numerous medicines can make it far worse due to anti-cholinergic side effects, and many elderly pts can seem to be ... Read More
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Dr. Maureen Nash
24 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Alcohol: We have no evidence alzheimer's is caused by a drug. However chronic excessive alcohol use is associated with dementia. There are negative cognitive ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Steinberg
38 years experience Psychiatry
There are many: Agents that can contribute to cognitive decline although none are known to specificallly cause alzheimer's disease. In general it is best to avoid wha ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saira Dar
Dr. Saira Dar answered
23 years experience Family Medicine
No treatment yet: There are non pharmaceutical ways to prevent dementia such as brain exercises, healthy lifestyle and exercise in young age but there is no "non drug" ... Read More
A 88-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Harris
33 years experience Family Medicine
Absolutely!: Many pain medications -- and other -- may have a relative sedation side effect which may worsen a memory disturbance or official dementia. These medic ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
No: Sounds like your grandma is in a fairly advanced stage so she must have ALS for a while quite enough time to discuss her decease with her doctors.I fi ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Lages
68 years experience Rheumatology
Yes but: iYes, but those drugs when abused give rise to early coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction, and death.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
None really: Presently, there is no specific drug treatment available. However, physicians do use anti-platelet agents such as aspirin, dipyridamole, or clopidogre ... Read More
A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Pet therapy: It is a great adjunctive therapy for any age.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
53 years experience Addiction Medicine
They cause confusion: Anticholinergic medications have been known to cause confusion and giving them to people with dementia further increases the confusion they already ha ... Read More

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