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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
Any tips on getting older people with alzheimer's to eat? We provide plenty of his favorites but he will only eat a few bites.
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
Not contageous: Alzheimer' s disease is a condition of decline in cognitive status because of changes in the brain. It is not an infection or caused by the type of bacteria or virus that ca be spread by sneezes, coughs or the like. Greatest risk factor is very old age and some forms that run in families. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: In the late stages of alzheimer's disease the body's vital functions break down. The body "forgets" how to swallow, the muscles grow rigid. The person starts to aspirate, they develop pneumonias, pressure ulcers and other infections that eventually kills them. It's important for patients and their families to talk with their doctor about an advanced directive before that happens. ...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