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Is there a cure for dementia? is dementia reversible?

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Dr. Maureen Nash
Geriatric Psychiatry 25 years experience
Short answer is no: Currently the major types of dementia: alzheimers disease, vascular, frontotemporal and lewy body are not preventable. Exercise has a protective effect against alzheimers though it likely delays it rather than prevents it altogether. All those things that are good for your heart are good for your brain: maintain a healthy diet and weight, exercise, manage high blood pressure, diabetes etc.
Dr. Kalyn Diamond
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
No "Cure": But, other diseases or illnesses that can cause cognitive impairment are sometimes treatable. These include hypothyroidism, depressive pseudodementia, tumors, normal pressure hydrocephalus, and deficiencies in vitamins b1, b12, and a.

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