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types of memory impairment commonly experienced with dementia

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Kennedy
33 years experience Psychiatry
Thanks for asking!: Dementia is a complicated diagnosis and the brain is globally involved although memory problems, particularly, short term (what did you have for break ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
38 years experience Psychiatry
Dementia: There are many types of dementia with differing causes. Some cause loss of language early such as a stroke in the speech areas. Others may have grad ... Read More
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
A 82-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Yes & no: Memory loss is memory loss, no matter how you lose it. However, it also depends upon what memory is lost. Vascular dementia or memory loss from many s ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
15 years experience Psychiatry
Optometrist: Like anyone else, people with dementia should be routinely evaluated by an optometrist. Dementia sufferers at an elevated risk for visual problems, gi ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Good question: Entire textbooks have been devoted to this question. There are many neuro-degenerative disorders and neuro-metabolic disorders and neuro-genetic diso ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Many: Many possibilities: drug intoxication, especially with hallucinogens; drug withdrawal, such as alcohol; sometimes bipolar disorder; schizophrenia; de ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Glenn Smith
Glenn Smith answered
Specializes in Psychiatry
Phosphatidylserine (fos-fuh-tie-dul-SER-een) is a dietary supplement that has received some interest as a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease and other memory problems: Several studies with phosphatidylserine indicate improved cognitive abilities and behaviors. However, improvements lasted only a few months and were s ... Read More
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
No: At the present time, there is no new or novel treatment in patients who already had a stroke. There is only prevention of future strokes.
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A 88-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience Clinical Psychology
R&R: Rest and relaxation surprisingly have been found to help with cognition and memory. Namely, both physical and brain exercise help. Dancing helps keep ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
Similar: In the early stages dementia has the same symptoms as age-related cognitive impairment, such as word finding difficulty. However, in the middle and l ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
UNLIKELY: Cerefolin-nac is a mix of biologically active folate (folic acid) and b-12, added to n-acetyl cysteine, which is substrate to glutathione, the major f ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brent Bauer
Specializes in Integrative Medicine
Huperzine (HOOP-ur-zeen) A, a dietary supplement derived from the Chinese club moss Huperzia serrata, has received some interest as a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease: Huperzine A acts as a cholinesterase inhibitor — a type of medication that works by improving the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain. Small earl ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
22 years experience Radiology
Brain injury: Stroke is a disruption of blood supply to an area of the brain, resulting in injury to a portion of the brain. The symptoms and impairments are relat ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Brain injury: Scarring of brain tissue can result in epilepsy. Birth injury, brain infections, head trauma, drug toxicity, environmental pollutants, can all result ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tom Harrington
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Depression/dementia: The true symptoms of each should be distinguishable ie dementia with recent memory decline etc. Depression can come up with many symptoms ie fatigue, ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
43 years experience Child Psychiatry
Please try again...: This question needs to be re-phrased, in order to be understandable. Who is "perceiving" cognitive impairment? How can that be incompatible with "ac ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Cerebral blood flow: Carbamazepine is a good agent for seizures, but can be associated with cognitive side effects. If the issue is with blood flow in brain, additional d ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Shukhman
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
Here it is: in all the conditions you listed memory is affected. delirium – often happens in elderly who developed a medical problem. Confusion and memory problem ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Humberto Quintana
43 years experience Psychiatry
Yes mem. and exe f.: Inhibits monoamine oxidase can can affect memory, exe. Funcition, cause deliurium. Interaction with ssri cause severe reactions. Dry mouth, dizzines ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Paradoxical Drug RXN: Nope. It usually indicates a tendency to addiction. This is seen also in those who do not get sedate on opiates. It represents a big red flag that y ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Schizoaffective disorder is a combination of schizophrenia and affective disorder. Auditory and visual hallucinations, paranoia and other perceptual a ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Bipolar: Mood disorders do not classically show symptoms of hyperarousal, hypervigilance or flashbacks classic of ptsd.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Frederick's Ataxia: This type of ataxia involves the spinal cord & peripheral nerves, hence memory loss is not part of it.

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