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Can you tell me how precise is the test for dementia and seizures?

Can you tell me how precise is the test for dementia and seizures?

Fairly precise.: A good evaluation by a neurologist or psychiatrist is quite good at diagnosing dementia. In addition, a special kind of PET brain scan is good at detecting Alzheimer's plaques.

As far as seizures, various types of EEG tests are good at diagnosing epilepsy. ...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


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When cjd is such a rare disease, why would a doctor declare a cjd diagnosis without a biopsy? Father had seizures, false positive prion test, dementia

When cjd is such a rare disease, why would a doctor declare a cjd diagnosis without a biopsy? Father had seizures, false positive prion test, dementia

What is a diagnosis: There is a difference between a confirmed diagnosis and a clinical diagnosis. Sometimes a clinical diagnosis is made, without confirmation. For many illnesses, there is no confirmatory test. Most people determine CJD with spinal fluid testing, a biopsy, or autopsy. ...Read more

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Can overmethylation cause dementia?

Can overmethylation cause dementia?

No: Dementia is usually differentiated into two types: vascular type, and non-vascular type. Vascular dementia is due to disruption in the vascular supply causing degeneration of neurons. Non-vascular dementia, such as Alzheimer's dementia, Lewy body dementia are cause by mechanisms involve amyloid plaque depositions and neurofibrillary tangles, and accumulation of Lewy body in the neuron. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of dementia at 22?

What are the most common causes of dementia at 22?

Wow: It is so uncommon I guess I would say dementia from alcohol and drug abuse, vascular origin and maybe post traumatic would be most common in that age group. You can go way out and say perhaps some severe metabolic disorders like hypothyroidism might be a cause... But all these are really really uncommon. ...Read more

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Can fixcom 4 cause dementia?

Can fixcom 4 cause dementia?

I am not: Aware of such association...LIVER FUNCTION ABNORMALITIES and Gastrointestinal irritation
are the known side effects.

Hope this helps!
Dr Z' ...Read more

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What causes vascular dementia?

What causes vascular dementia?

Damage to blood flow: The vascular system supplies the brain with oxygen and nutrients through the blood system or vasculature. When the vasculature system is negatively impacted it can lead to cell death and if enough damage occurs then one deveops vascular dementia. ...Read more

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What are the causes of senile dementia?

What are the causes of senile dementia?

3 main causes: Alzheimer's disease, lewy body dementia and vascular dementia are the top 3 causes. Death of brain cells results from the abnormal accumulation of proteins in the first 2 disorders. Vascular refers to loss of brain cells from little stroke-like events that deprive them of nutrition. ...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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Can a high INR cause symptoms of dementia or alzheimers?

Inr: A high inr in of itself doesn't cause dementia or Alzheimer's disease. Whether it's due to taking anticoagulant like warfarin or because of liver disease, an elevated inr increases the tendency for bleeding, however. ...Read more

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Can 3 episodes of serotonin syndrome cause dementia years later?

Great Question: Serotonin syndrome is an acute toxicity due to medications which enhance serotonin in the brain. The treatment is supportive and requires stopping the offending drugs. I have not seen anything in the medical literature linking this syndrome with the development of dementia. Usually the syndrome resolves with appropriate treatment resulting in a favorable prognosis. ...Read more

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Could a young adult have dementia caused from untreated hypothyroidism?

Yes: Hypothyroidism is one of the most important metabolic causes of reversible cognitive impairment. The term refers to thyroid under function within adults, which results in deficits of the thyroid hormones, thyroxine T4 and triodothyronine t3 (liothyronine). This underfunction may originate in the thyroid itself or in the pituitary or hypothalamus which controls the thyroid gland. ...Read more

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How common is it for people with dementia 2 have hearing loss? What causes this?

Usually unrelated: Dementia by itself does not cause hearing loss. However, hearing loss can lead to some symptoms that are similar to dementia caused symtoms. ...Read more

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Can depression cause dementia or can dementia cause depression or can both overlap in a person.?

Symptoms overlap: Depression can be severe enough that it looks like dementia. Alternatively a significant depression can occur just before the onset of dementia or somone with dementia can have some depressed symptoms. A geriatric psychiatrist can help sort through this. ...Read more

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Does estrogen cause dementia? Or does stopping it unmask cognitive changes that would occur naturally?

Does estrogen cause dementia? Or does stopping it unmask cognitive changes that would occur naturally?

Increases risk: The most evidence supports that estrogen taken in a pill or patch likely increases the risk of alzheimers dementia which is the most common type.. ...Read more

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Pt. Dx'd with wernicke korsakoff syndrome, but has developed into late stage dementia. What would causes be and could dementia have been arrested?

Pt. Dx'd with wernicke korsakoff syndrome, but has developed into late stage dementia. What would causes be and could dementia have been arrested?

Vit B1 deficiency: It is also known as thiamine deficiency which is related to nutritional issues. It cause to change the structure of the brain and thus affecting dementia. The most common cause is the chronic alcoholism. Other conditions include stomach cancer, prolonged starvation (such as prison of war, anorexia nervosa, aids and chronic psychiatric illness) and intestinal obstruction. ...Read more

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Marijuana worsens all my neuro symptoms I don't know the cause but they are similar to dementia it can't be that though so what are possible causes?

Marijuana worsens all my neuro symptoms I don't know the cause but they are similar to dementia it can't be that though so what are possible causes?

Quit, at least 4 now: You don't mention all your neuro symptoms, but if they are a concern, you need to get into treatment for them. For the immediate time, don't use marijuana. You may know the joke. Guy tells doc "it hurst when I ____" doc says "don't do it! " anyway, until it is legal, it's not. Hopefully it will be available for those who do well with it, but you don't and it's not. See a doctor for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Elderly male with dementia. While in acute hospital the body would periodically and involuntarily jerk. Causes? Was occasionally at home place.

Elderly male with dementia. While in acute hospital the body would periodically and involuntarily jerk. Causes? Was occasionally at home place.

Myoclonic jerks: Sounds like he had myoclonus, which, to me, raises question of whether his dementia is due to prion infection, Jakob-Creutzfeldt? Can also have this happen from other causes, including medication. At this point, discuss the significance and need for therapeutic intervention. Wonder if EEG and spinal fluid might clarify issues. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about early dementia and even genetic causes even though I don't have a family history of mental illnesses. Please, wht do you guys think?

Simple responses: Dementia can be mild, mod or severe.
It means a loss of ability to care for one's self without help due to cognitive losses.
There are over one hundred causes of dementia with Alzheimer's Disease number one. Stroke, head trauma, B12 and thyroid deficiencies are but a few of the other causes. Having no family hx of dementia does not make you immune to getting demntia. Get annual memory checks. ...Read more

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What causes dementia and its symptoms?

Damage to the brain: Dementia is a general term for a number of different types of illnesses each of which affect important brain functions. The symptoms a person has depend on the areas of the brain affected. ...Read more

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Can arteriosclerosis cause dementia?

Can arteriosclerosis cause dementia?

Vascular dementia: There are various types of dementia, in addition to Alzheimer's. Vascular dementia can be the result of strokes or reduced blood flow through the brain. Progressive Arteriosclerosis will restrict blood through the brain and result in dementia. Many believe that vascular dementia is under diagnosed. See your doctor for treatment to deal with this condition. ...Read more

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Can dementia cause ANS dysfunction? If so how?

Can dementia cause ANS dysfunction? If so how?

Association: Dementia can be associated with autonomic nervous system dysfunction based the the clinical syndrome (eg multisystem atrophy, paraneoplastic disease etc). ...Read more

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What are some common causes of dementia in the elderly?

Alzheimers: 70% of people who have dementia have alzheimers disease. But strokes can cause vascular dementia. Lewy body dementia and frontal temporal lobe dementia are also fairly common. Less common types include alcohol, head injuries, and excessiive spinal fluid. There are many other neurological illnesses that can lead to dementia too. ...Read more

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Can radon cause dementia?

Yes. Radon dementia: Www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1579210
natural distribution of environmental radon daughters in the different brain. .. Alzheimer's disease and senile dementia: www. Idahoradon. Com/alzheimers-parkinsons-studies
radon is a primary source of harmful radiation exposure for humans;. .. Memory loss: dementia such as forgetting things more. ...Read more

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Can dementia cause dizziness?

Can dementia cause dizziness?

Sort of: There are many causes of dementia, including some we don't normally think of, such as vitamin deficiency, stroke, or brain tumor. Some of these diseases can cause dizziness in addition to dementia. More typically, dizziness does not accompany dementia. Dizziness can be a separate problem from dementia, or might help pinpoint an underlying cause for both. ...Read more

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Does radiation cause symptoms of dementia?

Not sure what type: Of radiation you are referring to. Could you be more specific? ...Read more

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Can dementia caused from cirrhosis be cured?

Symptom control: Dementia from cirrhosis is actually called hepatic encephalopathy (build up of toxins like ammonia in the brain), with the common theme resulting in confusion. Hepatic encephalopathy can be controlled with certain medications, so I would recommend you see a liver specialist to discuss these options. Once hepatic encephalopathy occurs, liver transplantat discussion should occur with your doctor. ...Read more

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Are metabolic causes of dementia preventable?

Are metabolic causes of dementia preventable?

Yes.: As a rough estimate about 5% of dementias are treatable/preventable, so screening for things like vitamin deficiencies and untreated hypothyroidism should be done as part of an evaluation of patients with early memory loss. ...Read more

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What type of drugs cause dementia or alzheimers?

What type of drugs cause dementia or alzheimers?

Alcohol: We have no evidence alzheimer's is caused by a drug. However chronic excessive alcohol use is associated with dementia. There are negative cognitive effects of many other drugs including marijuana and opiates but few dementia syndromes described. To cause dementia there would need to be brain damage. ...Read more

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Is hardening of the arteries a major cause of dementia?

Yes...: If a person has vascular central nervous system disease, that is a risk factor and precursor for vascular dementia. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more