A 22-year-old member asked:
is there a cure for dementia? is dementia reversible?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Maureen Nash answered
23 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
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.
Answered on Dec 30, 2014
Dr. Kalyn Diamond answered
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
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.
Answered on Sep 20, 2013
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