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Doctor insights on: Absence Seizures And Dementia

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Can you tell me how precise is the test for dementia and seizures?

Can you tell me how precise is the test for dementia and seizures?

Fairly precise.: A good evaluation by a neurologist or psychiatrist is quite good at diagnosing dementia. In addition, a special kind of PET brain scan is good at detecting Alzheimer's plaques. As far as seizures, various types of EEG tests are good at diagnosing epilepsy. ...Read more

Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dementia (Definition)

Dementia is a brain disorder that seriously affects a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. The most common form of dementia among older people is Alzheimer’s disease(AD), which initially involves the parts of the brain that control thought, memory, and language. Vascular Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia are some ...Read more


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When cjd is such a rare disease, why would a doctor declare a cjd diagnosis without a biopsy? Father had seizures, false positive prion test, dementia

When cjd is such a rare disease, why would a doctor declare a cjd diagnosis without a biopsy? Father had seizures, false positive prion test, dementia

What is a diagnosis: There is a difference between a confirmed diagnosis and a clinical diagnosis. Sometimes a clinical diagnosis is made, without confirmation. For many illnesses, there is no confirmatory test. Most people determine CJD with spinal fluid testing, a biopsy, or autopsy. ...Read more

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What's absence seizure?

What's absence seizure?

Short lapse of time: Usually in kids; brief episode of eye flutter with loss of awareness. Usually lasts seconds but may be longer. Associated with typical eeg pattern (generalized spike-wave, 3 per second). Often genetic origin. Highly treatable. Often goes away in time. ...Read more

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Is absence seizures a syndrome?

Is absence seizures a syndrome?

Genetic in ~ 50%, : but not a syndrome. Variation in several different genes have been found that confer susceptibility to the development of childhood absence epilepsy through studies of families with multiple affected family members. However, in medical genetics, a syndrome is a collection of signs & symptoms that are characteristic of a single condition for which the underlying genetic cause has been found. ...Read more

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What are clinical manifestations in absence seizures?

Staring spells: Clinical features are subtle and may be mistaken for staring or inattention because they only last a few seconds. These include staring into space which could be associated with eye twitching, or twitching around mouth. Often seen in children or young adults. Unlike almost all other types of seizures, children often immediately go back to whatever they were doing. They tend to respond to treatment. ...Read more

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Please help! I have epilepsy (absence seizures) ?

Primary Gen Seizures: This is a very treatable condition with more than one option. Of course you will want to discuss treatment options with your neurologist. You should consider joining the epilepsy foundation (www.Epilepsyfoundation.Org) to keep yourself informed. Good luck and well wishes to you during this holiday season. ...Read more

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I have epilepsy 30-50 absence seizures a day if i get the vns would it work?

I have epilepsy 30-50 absence seizures a day if i get the vns  would it work?

VNS may help: Vns, together with anti-seizure medication, may reduce the number of seizures. However, vns is not always effective. Prior to considering vns, your therapy with medication should be reviewed. Vagyou should discuss your situation with a neurologist familiar with epilepsy and vns therapy. ...Read more

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Is it rare for my 15 yr old to be diagnosed with absence seizure at this age? Do you think he will grow out of it ?

Is it rare for my 15 yr old to be diagnosed with absence seizure at this age? Do you think he will grow out of it ?

Seizures: Absence seizures are a common form of pediatric seizures diagnosed on eeg. There are 5 patterns of absence seizure of which 2 can start in adolescence: juvenile absence and juvenile myoclonic. The chances of out growing it depend on what type of absence seizure so it is important to ask his doctor what type of absence seizures your son is having. I strongly recommend supportive counselling! ...Read more

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I need detailed information & signs & symptoms of absence seizure disorder in children? How does it affect their daily lives?

I need detailed information & signs & symptoms of absence seizure disorder in children? How does it affect their daily lives?

Absence seizures can: Impact a child' s attention, behavior ; learning, even when controlled on medication. Request a " section 504" at school for any needed accommodations. .If sunlight precipitates them, wearing a large-brimmed hat when outside may help. The child should be monitored while swimming or on playground equipment.See https://www.Epilepsy.Com, the epilepsy foundation for facts ; resources. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more