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Is cognitive dysfunction an early stage of alzheimer’s?

Is cognitive dysfunction an early stage of alzheimer’s?

Many reasons: Mild cognitive impairment is often the initial manifestation of Alzheimer's but cognitive problems can be seen with vitamin deficiencies, thyroid problems, HIV and syphilis infections, and medication adverse effects. Alcohol and recreational drugs can also do this. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Clonazepam (Definition)

Klonopin (clonazepam) belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines. They are also referred to as sedative-hypnotics & anxiolytics. These medications are used for a variety of indications to include anxiety, insomnia, muscle spasm, seizure, & alcohol withdrawal. All benzodiazepines including Clonazepam are potentially habit forming. Alcohol should be ...Read more


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Is klonopin (clonazepam) given for Alzheimer's disease?

Is klonopin (clonazepam) given for Alzheimer's disease?

sometimes: It is not indicated for any dementia; and some controvery and opinions exist about the limitations when using benzodiazepines in older patients; but still, it can be used to address certain symptoms (like severe anxiety) if the potential benefit outweigh risks, in the eyes of the prescribing dr. It is not routinely prescribed for this, ask the dr for the reasons in this particular case.Best wishes. ...Read more

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I heard long term use of kolonopin can cause Alzheimer's. I've been taking 1.5mg everyday for a year. And 4 yrs prior 1mg prn. Should I b concerned?

I heard long term use of kolonopin can cause Alzheimer's. I've been taking 1.5mg everyday for a year. And 4 yrs prior 1mg  prn. Should I b concerned?

Yes: Recent study (http://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g5205) linked benzodiazepine use to increase risk of dementia (confirms earlier study http://www.bmj.com/content/345/bmj.e6231). However, correlation does not prove causation. Bigger concern is why you need long term Clonazepam - not typically used to treat depression. ...Read more

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What is probable alzheimers?

What is probable alzheimers?

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 more

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What are symptoms of alzheimers?

What are symptoms of alzheimers?

10 warning signs: See this link for the 10 warning signs of alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's: http://www.Alz.Org/alzheimers_disease_know_the_10_signs.Asp. ...Read more

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What is the cause of alzheimers?

What is the cause of alzheimers?

Many causes: Try Alzheimer's.org - they have nice details. Abnormal levels of a bad protein called AB42 in oligomer form along with hyperphosphoryated tau. TDP-43 and abnormal progranulin levels and others may also play a role in some cases. Inflammation is pivotal. Genetics defects can be in coding for an enzyme that forms AB42, or one that helps clear it from the brain. ...Read more

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Is there benefit from doing crosswords for alzheimers?

Is there benefit from doing crosswords for alzheimers?

Alzheimer's: Depends on the stage of dementia. There is no cure and the further someone progresses, the less it will help. ...Read more

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What is pre-alzheimer's?

Same as MCI: It is working in progress. Mild cognitve impairment, pre alzheimer's, syndromal alzheimer's are very similar but it is not clearly defined. Dementia is very broad term and alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia. ...Read more

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What is Alzheimer's disease?

Common dementia: Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. Memory problems, word finding problems, word substitutions errors, getting lost in places that are familiar are often early symptoms. Also forgetting how to use tools that you used to know how to use. Finally, trouble evaluating info and following plans happen later. ...Read more

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What is alzheimer's disease?

Dementia: Alzheimer's is a specific form of dementia which includes severe short term and intermediate memory disturbance. There is some evidence it is genetic. There are very specific changes I the brain, but these are not easily identified by current brain scans ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Klonopin (Definition)

Klonopin is a long-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug (anti-anxiety drug, psychiatric drug) and a blood pressure drug which is a ...Read more