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Dr. Justin ORourke
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Aids Dementia (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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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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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

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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?

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 ...Read more

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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 dont smoke and stay away frm street drugs. ...Read 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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Can a cold affect dementia?

Sort of: When someone with dementia has an acute illness it taxes what cognitive reserves they have. So a cold will not change the course of the illness or the brain cell death involved but may worsen cognition or behavior problems . ...Read more

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Why do people get dementia?

Why do people get dementia?

Dementia: Too wide to describe here, but u can google the word & get full description of causes of cognitive deficits. Summary is that there are either genetic such as fragile x syndrome, fixed such as brain injury, slowly progressive such as infection, a feature of other conditions such as parkinson's disease, or rapidly progressive dementias such as organ failure. ...Read more

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How do you treat/care for dementia?

Individualize: The treatment of dementia is varied based on the type of the behavior the patient is presented, the availibility of primary caregiver, the level of cooperation, prior/current medications use, the currrent environmental setting and medical conditions. So there are many way to treat or to control symptoms for dementia and therefore it needs to be individualize. ...Read more

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Dr. Maureen Nash
1,423 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Martin Raff
681 doctors shared insights

Aids (Definition)

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, is the final stage of HIV, which causes intense damage to the immune system. It is associated with a low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Specifically, AIDS begins when the CD4 cell ...Read more