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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Pet therapy: It is a great adjunctive therapy for any age.

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Ask your Dr too: Here's a link to one of the leading groups: http://www.Alz.Org/alzheimers_disease_standard_prescriptions.Asp different types of dementia require dif ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
There are several: forms of dementia. Please cooperate w/your doc and ask him/her about using large doses of coconut oil to help. The doc may not be familiar w/this app ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
52 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
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 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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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saira Dar
Dr. Saira Dar answered
22 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 94-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Harris
32 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
Not specifically.: The best medicine would be to treat the vascular problem as aggressively as possible. So high blood pressure should be well controlled, etc.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
38 years experience Psychiatry
Exercise: The best prevention is exercise and healthy diet. No meds have been show to help long term. However, untreated depression is a risk factor. Almost ... Read More

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