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Dr. Justin ORourke
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Aids Dementia (Overview)

Referred to as aids dementia complex (also encephalopathy, neurocongnitive disorder). It is thought to be caused my activation and inflammation of the macrophage-monocyte system as well as microglia. Neurotoxins are secreted and cause widespread damage. Damaging speech changes occur along with degeneration motor neurons and most importantly cognitive impairment ensues.


Dr. Justin ORourke
40 Doctors shared insights

Aids Dementia (Overview)

Referred to as aids dementia complex (also encephalopathy, neurocongnitive disorder). It is thought to be caused my activation and inflammation of the macrophage-monocyte system as well as microglia. Neurotoxins are secreted and cause widespread damage. Damaging speech changes occur along with degeneration motor neurons and most importantly cognitive impairment ensues.


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What is the treatment for aids dementia?

What is the treatment for aids dementia?

Prevntion of alzeime: You can start eating right, exercising regularly, staying mentally and socially active and keeping stress in check. Learning new things all the time like new language, new subjects, dancing, singing and doing any activity to keep your brain challenged and active. Vascular is little different and mailnly keep you r bp, cholesterol and glucose under control and don't smoke and stay away frm street drugs. ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Nahm Dr. Nahm
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Aids dementia (Tip)

Family, friends and support groups are important components for people living with dementia. ...See more

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Living with AIDS (Checklist)

Choose your doctor carefully
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Understand your disease in detail
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Be compliant and adhere to the parameters of your medications
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Keep your appointments regularly
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Can you please give me information about aids dementia?

Can you please give me information about aids dementia?

Here's a link: It is difficult to diagnose since other hiv/aids symptoms can be similar, but there is more and more information on it. This article might be a good start. I wish you well in finding what you need and want. Http://www. Webmd. Com/hiv-aids/guide/aids-dementia-complex. ...Read more

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Aids dementia (Tip)

Assuming they have some dementia don't be surprised if it gets worse in the evening. It's called sundowners. ...See more

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Living with Multi Infarct Dementia (Checklist)

Make sure to keep chair transfers close to bed
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What is the definition or description of: aids dementia?

ADC: Referred to as aids dementia complex (also encephalopathy, neurocongnitive disorder). It is thought to be caused my activation and inflammation of the macrophage-monocyte system as well as microglia. Neurotoxins are secreted and cause widespread damage. Damaging speech changes occur along with degeneration motor neurons and most importantly cognitive impairment ensues. ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Aids dementia (Tip)

Reach out for help (alzheimer's association). Sign off legal ; financial stuff as soon as possible. ...See more

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What to do if I am doing research on aids and I have not really found any information about aids dementia. Could someone please help me?

What to do if I am doing research on aids and I have not really found any information about aids dementia. Could someone please help me?

Look here!: Here are two links for more information on HIV Dementia.

Basic Info:
http://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/staying-healthy-with-hiv-aids/potential-related-health-problems/dementia/

More complex information:
http://www. Retrovirology. Com/content/3/1/28
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What is the treatment for aids dementia?

Prevntion of alzeime: You can start eating right, exercising regularly, staying mentally and socially active and keeping stress in check. Learning new things all the time like new language, new subjects, dancing, singing and doing any activity to keep your brain challenged and active. Vascular is little different and mailnly keep you r bp, cholesterol and glucose under control and don't smoke and stay away frm street drugs. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Aids dementia (Tip)

Always keep to a schedule, so things will appear familiar, including exercise time, eating, sleeping. ...See more

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Help please! Is dementia a sign of the HIV virus turning into aids?

Help please! Is dementia a sign of the HIV virus turning into aids?

Possiblly- or not: Hiv dementia is less prevelent now with current HIV medications but is still noted.
Treatment (meds), mood, and a complete work-up is needed.
This should include neuro-psychological testing- which is even more helpful if obtained at diagnosis for comparison but not often done these days.
Neurological evaluation along with infectious disease re-evaluation. ...Read more

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How common is dementia?

Common: Dementia is fairly common and the biggest risk factor is age. More than 1 out of 100 people aged 65 or less have dementia. Roughly 5 out of 100 of those aged 70, 10 of 100 aged 75, 25 of 100 aged 80 and roughly 45-50 out of 100 of those 85 years old and older have dementia. ...Read more

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Aids dementia (Tip)

Enjoy your life and get your caregiver to be involved in an Alzheimer's support group. ...See more

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What symptoms suggest dementia?

What symptoms suggest dementia?

See below: This is classical 10 warning signs and symptoms from web site of Alzheimer's association.

http://www. Alz. Org/alzheimers_disease_know_the_10_signs. Asp

once you identify signs and symptoms, then please contact your primary care physician, geriatrician, neurologist or geriatric psychiatrist. ...Read more

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How do I avoid developing dementia?

Reduce risk: There may be ways to reduce the risk of developing dementia such as regular exercise and treating vascular risks such as hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes. However, there is no way to absolutely prevent dementia (other than dying young, which is not a good option). ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Aids dementia (Tip)

Make sure to have a medic alert bracelet on with the person's name and allergies. ...See more

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What do you recommend for dementia?

What do you recommend for dementia?

Depends: Treatment is tailored according to type of dementia, symptoms, cause etc. ...Read more

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Can overmethylation cause dementia?

Can overmethylation cause dementia?

No: Dementia is usually differentiated into two types: vascular type, and non-vascular type. Vascular dementia is due to disruption in the vascular supply causing degeneration of neurons. Non-vascular dementia, such as Alzheimer's dementia, Lewy body dementia are cause by mechanisms involve amyloid plaque depositions and neurofibrillary tangles, and accumulation of Lewy body in the neuron. ...Read more

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Aids dementia (Tip)

Herbal supplements can interfere with prescribed medications; if you use them tell your doctor. ...See more

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How do you know if you have dementia?

How do you know if you have dementia?

You don't!: There are many things that can cause memory problems! stress is one of the most common. If you have concerns, do not try to diagnose yourself! Make an appointment with your family doc and if medically cleared, see a geriatric psychiatrist in your area. ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of dementia?

What are the early symptoms of dementia?

It depends on Early!: Dementia is a syndrome presenting with significant decline in cognition, including short term memory, leading to behavioral problems and decline in ability to care for self. The onset is usually subtle, gradual and must be differentiated from other causes of imparement, like depression, delirium and normal aging. ...Read more

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Aids dementia (Tip)

The key issue is to prevent additional strokes, and in most cases, use effective anti-platelet drug. ...See more

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I have most of the symptoms of dementia?

I have most of the symptoms of dementia?

First, see your: Family doctor to rule out any medical illnesses that can cause memory problems. If medically cleared, make an appointment with a geriatric psychiatrist for an evaluation. Memory problems can be caused by a number of things. The most important thing is to get the right diagnosis so you will get the right treatment! ...Read more

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Are there typical behaviors of dementia?

Are there typical behaviors of dementia?

There are many: Dementia can be thought of as a cognitive disorder or as a behavioral illness. Nearly everyone with dementia will have behavior problems at some time. Psychomotor agitation, anxiety, sleep disturbances, appetite disturbances, depression, paranoia/delusions, hallucinations, aggression, mood lability, and apathy are some of the most common symptoms. Most of these symptoms are treatable. ...Read more

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Aids dementia (Tip)

Get help caring for the person, especially as the disease progresses. ...See more

Dr. Martin Raff
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