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Alzheimers And Hydrocodone
Consistent picture: Gold standard might implicate a pet scan showing classical metabolic changes in appropriate brain areas. Spinal fluid studies would confirm the disorder. The clinical picture develops without other explanation. Mental status testing reveals progressive declines without reversal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hydrocodone or dihydrocodeinone is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from two naturally occurring opiates: Codeine or thebaine. It is an orally active narcotic analgesic and antitussive. It is available in tablet, capsule, and syrup form. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain or as an antitussive to treat cough. Hydrocodone affects pain by ...Read more
It depends: Keep a dialog open with the doctor of your spouse. Home is a great place as long as both of you are safe and healthy. If you are both clean, well fed and safe, then all is well. If either of you or your spouse are not 'keeping up' then you want to start talking about getting help. Taking care of your spouse cannot be at the expense of your health, so keep the dialog w/ doctors open and honest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It does: The exact mechanism is not known, but people with alzheimer's who do low-moderate level aerobic exercise (like a stationary bike or treadmill) daily have slower disease progression, less anger/anxiety and fewer complication than those who do not. Remember that the exercise must be supervised, especially for those with severe dementia, so that person does not get hurt or wander off. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Behavior and mood : Studies have documented changes in personality and depression starting 3-5 yrs prior to memory loss. The problem progresses to involve organizational skills, ability to do basic skills such as driving or balancing a checkbook, and need for increased help in basic activities. In older pts without good reasons for depression, alz disease may be starting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible early signs: Some early signs of alzheimer's can be memory loss that disturbs daily life; trouble planning/solving problems; difficulty completing typical tasks; confusion with time or place; trouble understanding visual images or space relationships; new problems with word finding or following conversations; misplacing things, ; unable to retrace steps; poor judgment; withdrawing socially; mood changes, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Forgetfulness: Memory loss for new, not old, information is the first sign of alzheimer disease (ad). Before ad, people begin with amnestic mild cognitive impairment, which is diagnosed after neuropsychological testing indicates that there is a notable deficit in memory in the presence of otherwise intact cognitive and daily functioning. Ad usually develops in the 70s, but other dementias can develop earlier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I need to know more about early onset alzheimers. Is it always present or can you appear fine one minute and then completely out of touch the next?
Can be subtle: Characteristically, pts with mild alzheimer's seem socially appropriate, and have subtle problems with memory and daily functions such as organizational skills, so on first glance, may mislead and create the appearance of normal function, but the disease is progressive and does not remit. All early alzheimer's pts can benefit from meds available. Discuss with neurologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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