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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?

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?

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?

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?

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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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Are lost car keys a sign of dementia?

Signs of dementia: No- losing our car keys is not a sign of dementia. This is a very common problem. No one would suspect dementia based on this symptom. Signs of dementia include difficulty with memory, language, drawing, calculations, planning, making lists and completing complex tasks. A good example is forgetting to care for personal hygeine, clean your home or shop for food for may days. ...Read more

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Do I have beginning stages of dementia?

Do I have beginning stages of dementia?

Maybe: You are asking a generic question, but do not detail your symptoms or challenges. Suggest you find a psychiatrist, geriatric specialist, or psychologist to assess your cognitive and emotional state, and if it appears your intellect is compromised, an appropriate evaluation could proceed. ...Read more

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How does nutrition affect someone's dementia?

How does nutrition affect someone's dementia?

Yes: Nutrition can impact development and expression of cognitive decline, especially if there are metabolic issues including high blood pressure and diabetes. Recent articles suggest that the presence of Type 2 diabetes increases the risk of development of dementia for young persons five times the average. Important that one follow dietary regimen and seek counsel for help. ...Read more

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Looked up dementia but still unsure what it is.?

See below: It is a loss of mental function thay affects daily life. It involves memory loss, decreased activity and change of personality. Dementia is the broad term. Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia and lewy bodies dementia are the specific type of dementia along with at least 50 other specific type of dementia. ...Read more

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What are effects of pets on people with dementia?

Positive: It has become clear that pets regularly brought into environment of demented patients living in a home setting or a nursing home is very beneficial. They smile more, are less agitated, become more alert, talk more expressing more appropriate emotions and are less depressed. The overall efffect is very positive and therapeutic. ...Read more

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My grandmother has a rare dementia -- lewey body?

Lewey body: This is one of many types of dementia. It is less common than alzheimer's type but not rare. ...Read more

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How can someone with dementia be allowed to drive?

How can someone with dementia be allowed to drive?

Driving? It depends.: It depends on the severity of the dementia. Many people with mild dementia can safely drive, but I am assuming that you are asking about a more severe level of dementia. In moderate to severe dementia, one should not drive. Some university centers do provide an evaluation for driving competence in dementia. ...Read more

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What are secondary dementias compared to regular ones?

A secondary dementia: Is one that is caused by an underlying health problem such as cardiovascular disease causing a vascular dementia or alcohol causing an alcoholic demential. A primary dementia is an illness that begins in the brain itself, such as alzheimer's dementia. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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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


Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dementia (Definition)

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 ...Read more