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Would MRI or CT show dementia ar alzheimers?

Would MRI or CT show dementia ar alzheimers?

Sometimes: Head ct and MRI can show shrinkage in certain brain areas, if that is extensive enough. However. Deterioration of brain function in the form of dementia -- including alzheimer's -- develops and impacts the person's behavior long before physical effects show up on ct or MRI scans. These scans would be only part of a workup for possible dementia, not the whole of it. ...Read more

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How's multi-infarct dementia diagnosed?

How's multi-infarct dementia diagnosed?

All illness are : Diagnosed on the basis of history and physical exam, including required testing. ...Read more

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Neurodegenerative disease (alzeihmer) or dementia or depression in my grandparent?

Without knowing : Your grandparent, i can't say. All dementias are neurodegenerative illnesses in one way or another. And, yes, depression in older patients can present with memory problems. Have your grandparent evaluated by a geriatric psychiatrist to help you figure this out. ...Read more

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How is alzheimer's and dementia diagnosed?

How is alzheimer's and dementia diagnosed?

Alzheimer, Dementia: Mental status examination including memory impairment, disorientation to time , place, and person, decline in intellectual functioning and impairment of attention and concentration helps in diagnosis of alzheimer, and dementia. At times blood tests and ct scan of brain help in the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is early onset Parkinson's disease ever misdiagnosed? Please advise!

Is early onset Parkinson's disease ever misdiagnosed? Please advise!

Not uncommon: Early Parkinsonian signs may be somewhat non-specific, such as foot dystonia, or nonspecific gait imbalance. The cardinal features of tremor, rigidity, cog wheeling, and characteristic gait may develop later. Sometimes, the initial tremor at rest may be mislabeled. ...Read more

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Do I have frontotemporal dementia or mci?

Do I have frontotemporal dementia or mci?

You need to have an : Evaluation by a geriatric psychiatrist in your area to answer that question. Why not set up the appointment today? ...Read more

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Is sundowning a symptom of alzheimer's dementia?

Is sundowning a symptom of alzheimer's dementia?

Sundowning: Can be a symptom of dementia of any kind when combined with physical problems such as hearing and vision loss. ...Read more

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Is cognistar 60 injection helpful in alzeimers /stress dementia?

Is cognistar 60 injection helpful in alzeimers /stress dementia?

I have never Used it: But to my knowledge there are not enough studies to indicate it's effectiveness. ...Read more

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Why doesn't alzeihmers brain degeneration show up on an MRI?

Why doesn't alzeihmers brain degeneration show up on an MRI?

Alzheimer MRI: When a person has Alzheimers disease for a long time, there may be accelerated atrophy (shrinking) of the brain, inconsistent with their age, which may show up on MRI. At earlier stages of Alzheimers, the changes that are occurring happen within cells of the brain, and these are too small to be seen in a picture of the brain. The MRI is best for finding stroke, MS or other diseases. ...Read more

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Are mci and early dementiathe same?

Are mci and early dementiathe same?

No.: Mci involves impairment in one area of brain functioning more than one would expect for your age and previous level of functioning. The impairment can be in memory, judgement, ability to reason or language. Some people who have mci will later develop dementia so it is thought of as a predementia state. Not everyone with mci will develop dementia. ...Read more

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How many years is alzheimer's disease progression?

How many years is alzheimer's disease progression?

It varies: It can be anywhere from 2-20 years with the average of 8-10 years from the onset of the earliest symptoms, not the year where a physician diagnosed as alzheimer's disease. ...Read more

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What causes dementia and alzheimer's?

What causes dementia and alzheimer's?

Amyloid...: Alzheimer's and some other dementias are related to buildup of beta amyloid plaques in the brain. Genetics often play a role as well. ...Read more

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Odds of having alzeihmers at 21?

Odds of having alzeihmers at 21?

Almost zero: There is an early onset Alzheimer's but that onset is also much older. Alzheimer's is considered a disease of aging. Dementia does not mean alzheimer's. There are lots of different causes of dementia that can occur at different ages. ...Read more

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I have memory problems but a clear MRI? I'm 21 could this be alzeihmers? No family history of dementiA.

I have memory problems but a clear MRI? I'm 21 could this be alzeihmers? No family history of dementiA.

If you have Downs: syndrome (Trisomy 21) you may have early Alzheimer's. Otherwise i would look to another reason for your memory problems. Start with looking at your quality of sleep, B12 level, thyroid and other medical conditions. Are other cognitive domains affected? Do you have a history of TBI, seizure, drug use or encphalitis? A Behavioral Neurologist or Neuropsychiatrist may help if no answer is apparent. ...Read more

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About early identification of dementia?

About early identification of dementia?

First, it's necessar: To keep an eye on risk factors, like hypertension, alcohol intake, etc. Then regular examinations of memory function. ...Read more

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How is dementia diagnosed?

Clinically: Usually a clinical diagnosis, no blood work and no imaging test. ...Read more

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How is multi-infarct dementia found?

Thorough Evaluation: Tests determine whether other medical problems could be causing dementia, such as anemia, brain tumor, chronic infection, drug and medication intoxication, severe depression, thyroid disease, vitamin deficiency. Neuropsychological testing is helpful to find out what parts of thinking have been affected, and to guide other tests. Tests also can include a head ct scan and MRI of the brain. ...Read more

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Why can't alzeihmers be diagnosed with an MRI scan?

Why can't alzeihmers be diagnosed with an MRI scan?

Alzheimers: Alzheimers can not be definitively diagnosed without a brain biopsy, and this is not done till post mortem. Many people have muliinfarct dimensia which is causing there probelm. This can be seen on CT or MRI. Often the conditions overlap and both can cause the dementia symptoms. Alzheimers shows nerofibrillary tangles on microscopic exam. ...Read more

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What's best for early onset Alzymers desease?

What's best for early onset Alzymers desease?

The meds: ONLY work on the early stages. https://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/publication/alzheimers-disease-medications-fact-sheet this would be the best source of info. BUT also, 1) general exam and rule out depression, urinary tract infection, thyroid, anemia, b12, alcoholism, prescriptions, heroin, etc (Yeah, I've had ALL of these masquerade) 2) increase stimulation (rule out vision and hearing) ...Read more

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Vision impairment question, at what age do you get age related macular degeneration?

Vision impairment question, at what age do you get age related macular degeneration?

No set age: Age-related macular degeneration (armd) is a condition that usually affects individuals over the age of 50 and causes central vision loss. It is more common the older we get (likely because it becomes more noticeable) and has a peak in the 70s. It can be seen at earlier ages in some individuals, and the the age of onset will be younger as we get better at testing for it. ...Read more

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