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5 Stages Of Alzheimer's S Disease
There's a New One: Besides the expected mild, moderate, & severe very nicely described by dr. Nash, there is now officially a 4th category --- mild cognitive impairment (mci). This is a stage before mild & the thinking is that here would lie your best bet at preventative strategies (if & when we find some of those). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Contact local: Alzheimer society. Check out "the judy fund". ...Read more
Are memska 10 mg and exelon patch 5 good for moderate alzheimer's disease do they make the case better?
Not a cure: Both Namenda and Exelon are approved for the treatment of alzheimers dementia. They help stabilize the disease and may slow progression. These drugs also help manage difficult behaviors associated with the disease. Newer drugs are coming out through clinical trials. Go to nih.Org for more information about trials in your area. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What happens if someone got alzheimer;s disease, does it cause your brain not functioning or does it kill the brain cells?
Yes.: The brain cells die causing neurofibrillary tangles with amyloid deposits that completely destroy the architecture of the brain and destroys the communicating system between the brain and the rest of the body hence they are confused, forgetful and agitated because everything is always new to them. In the latter stages, they can't feed themselves, lose function of bladder and bowel. ...Read more
My mother is old 83 years, and 5 years ago she broke hip. She never had surgery because she has Alzheimer's disease - orthopedics told my sister she sho?
Quality of life: Sometimes a decision is made not to operate on a patient due to their overall medical health. If she broke her hip 5 years ago then i would say she is doing very well since most people who have a hip fracture that is not treated surgically die within 6 months. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dementias: Alzheimer's is but one dementia, and others include vascular dementias due to strokes, metabolic dementias due to hypothyroidism and vitamin deficiencies, front-temporal dementias associated with genetics, dementias secondary to multiple head injuries, multiple sclerosis, and parkinson's. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prodromal Alzheimers: Mild cognitive dysfnctn or prodromal may present with mild memory loss, but also can begin 3-5 yrs prior with depression and behavioral change which seems impossible to explain. May also see deterioration in language and organizational skills, early on.. If you have concerns , see your doctor and get evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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