A 53-year-old member asked:
Are metabolic causes of dementia preventable?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Hospital-based practice 28 years experience
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Psychiatry 40 years experience
Yes, but : Are you asking about treatment or prevention & are you thinking of dementia or delirium. There are relatively few metabolic causes of dementia (b6 or B12 deficiency, electrolyte imbalance, anoxia) and they all begin as delirium, subsequently becoming dementia. Delirium can be treated, preventing dementia.
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Last updated Sep 10, 2014
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