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