A 36-year-old member asked:
please let me know if there is any drug for people who have alzheimer?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Geriatrics 34 years experience
Yes: There are 2 classes of meds used for ad. Cholinesterase inhibitors(donepizil, galantamine, (galantamine hydrobromide) rivastigmine) help boost the level of acetylcholine in the neuronal cleft- this chemical is known to be important for memory and learning. Nmda antagonist memantine helps the neuron to fire more normally and may have a protective effect as well. They are often used together.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Am I getting alzheimers disease?
3 doctor answers • 15 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctor answered
Need a lot more info: To even start to give you an answer, i would need to know a lot more about you: your age, medical conditions, why you think you might be getting alzheimer's. And that's just to start. To actually make the diagnosis requires a thorough work-up including, at least, a good history, a brain scan, comprehensive psychometric testing, lab work, and a physical exam. And there's even more possibly.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Are there stages in alzheimer?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Yes: http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_stages_early alzheimer's shows forgetfulness which turns worst nd worst with time, and other symptoms but preserve language or speech, the symptoms get worst, they get paranoid, they may get aggressive at timeslate alzheimer's is characterized for complete dependence of activities of daily living, speech is abnormal ( garbled)and pt may end up being bedbound.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
What is alzeimer
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Geriatrics 21 years experience
Dementia: Alzheimer's disease is a type of dementia that causes short term memories from being stored. One of the classic features of this disease is the recall of distant memories but little to no recall of recent events.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Is it possible to have alzhemers at the age of 62?
3 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Pathology 49 years experience
Yes: Unfortunately alzheimers can occur even in the 50s.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Can aging cause alzeimer's?
3 doctor answers • 12 doctors weighed in
Neurology 58 years experience
YES: The incidence of ad increases with age and may reach very high levels in old age (40% at 85? ).
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Last updated Mar 31, 2015
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