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Psychological changes in the elderly

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Reardon
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Great question: Chronic pain can affect the neurological hormones that regulate the transmitters in our brains. It can also influence how we interact with people. Th... Read More
Dr. Richard Williams
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Not uncommon: It is not uncommon for people suffering from chronic pain for long periods to develop depression. All the classic symptoms of depression can be presen... Read More

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Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Consult a doctor: Weight gain in the elderly can signifiy something medically wrong or even a medication side effect. It is important to have medical evaluation to det... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Vascular dementia: It is well known that a series of small strokes, called lacunes can eventually add up and cause vascular dementia, similar to alzheimer's. A sudden c... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
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Multiple factors:: stress, tension, anxiety, depression, alcohol/drug use, personality structure, underlying medical conditions can all affect your memory. Get a compreh... Read More
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Dr. Hong-phuc Tran
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Deterioration : Vision and hearing deteriorate with age. Bones get weaker. Balance and gait (walking) can worsen. Kidneys might not work as well, the list is extensiv... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Less calories: As we age, we typically become less active, although ideally we'd actually strive to maintain our previous activity level. But for the average joe(sep... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Geriatrics 25 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Decreased muscle size is what you will be see in physical changes as they age. Each organ has specific signs/symptoms and therefore there may be physi... Read More
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Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Oxidative stress: Pissibly yes. Individuals who suffer with mdd display lower serum/plasmatic total antioxidant potentials and reduced brain gsh levels. Ferh et al 2012... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Katz
Clinical Psychology 22 years experience
Be supportive: Attempt to be supportive and, more importantly, assist the loved one to get some professional help. Most individuals who suffer from some sort of "p... Read More
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Behavior change : Behavior change is one of the hardest things in medicine. Many reasons. Patients sometimes have fixed beliefs that are difficult to change. Peo... Read More

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