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Can Teenagers Aged 19 Years Old Get Dementia
Yes: One point in case is mad cow disease acquired recently in europe and other places by young people. Otherwise is rare. Probably other dementias or diseases like kuru kuru affect young people too. In youngsters we think first in delirium and not in dementia. Delirium is more acute or sudden, caused by drugs, medicines, toxins, alcohol etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Great abs: Get to ideal body weight which is 110 lbs for first 5 feet tall and then allow 6 more lbs for each inch taller than that for males. Daily routine is: lie on carpet or pad, place a 3 inch padded tube under your lower back, keep feet raised off of floor, then do 50 sit ups (meaning touch shoulder blades on floor and then flex spine as much as possible, then repeat. That is, move spine, not hips). ...Read more
Depends on the cause: The question you are actually posing is the trigger for the blacking out also a trigger for dementia. Obviously, this depends on the cause. Head trauma, especially when repetitive (think pro football player!), can cause concussions which have a cumulative effect. Dementia occurs more commonly in retired pro football players than the average population. Alcohol abuse may also pose concerns. See md. ...Read more
It depends on their:
Mmse level , if it is 20 or less than i tell
his family not to permit him to drive. Since
this can change any time people, with diagnoses need to have ongoing follow up and their family need to pay attention to any changes. ...Read more
How can I help a 92 years old lady, who has mild dementia, and she believes that she can still do everything?
Modify expectations : Often such stubbornness is a combination of cognitive deficits and pride. Tasks that she wants to do can be modified in reasonable ways so that she can accomplish parts of the tasks and retain her sense of independence/pride. ...Read more
She i about 80 years old. She has dementia and she dribble a lot why is this so and not on any dementia medication.
Confused: Your question is unclear, but.... If "she" has a doctor, ask for assistance to obtain a good exam, DX and treatment plan. If not - urge getting one involved. Excess saliva is not unusual with neurological impairment. If you are her caregiver, find medical and emotional support as soon as you can to help her through these times. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am16 years old and for the past two months I keep forgetting things like my teachers names and I keep saying stuff I already said do I have dementia?
Unlikely : But you should discuss what the problem might be with your regular doctor ...Read more
ACP: Advance care planning (acp) is highly important for us all.. Discussing your health care wishes, guides your decision-maker of how to care for you when you no longer are able to make your own decisions. You can document what interventions or level care is or is not acceptable. A great form is "5 wishes." it can serve as an advance directive in many states. Also see www.Advancecareplanning.Webs.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a 19 year old male. I have noticed a tight foreskin since I was a teenager. It can retract when flaccid but not when erect. It can be painful.
See a urologist: Very easy to correct.Get a more detailed answer ›
My father(94 years old an with vascular dementia) is taking haloperidol (0.5 mg) to before bed because he has hallucinations. Is this drug safe?
Remember: There is no drug that is completely safe. Like many of these "neuroleptic" drugs they can affect the heart and movement system of the body. But by the same token, sometimes the benefits outweigh the risks. If this is the only medication that helps your father, then you have to work with its adverse effects too. Best of luck ...Read more
My mom was 89 years old and had dementia. She yelled a lot. She was enrolled in a state hospice and the home nurse used to give her 1/5 of a quarter tsp morphine, every two hours, as needed. She died two days later. Was morphine the reason?
Hard to say: All those enrolled in hospice are close to death. The goal of hospice is to relieve suffering as one goes through the dying process. Calling out in those with advanced dementia often represents pain. In this case use of low dose morphine is often indicated. For specific answers about your mom contact her hospice team. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What blood tests , to verify the heart functioning , can be performed to an elderly man (95 years old) with vascular dementia. Vasovagal syntoms.
Why do you ask?: Apart from labs to look for a recent heart attack, and natriuretic peptide to evaluate for pump failure, blood work isn't that helpful in this situation. ...Read more
I want my 87 years old mother to stop taking .5mg risperdal. She has vascular dementia. How can I do it without too many withdrawal symptoms.
Physician's help: Whenever you're dealing with elderly individuals, medication changes should always be made under the direction of the physician. As her daughter, if you have concerns about her medication you can always call her doctor and verbalize your concerns even if you don't have a release to receive information. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When do you know its time for a dementia patient to go to a nursing home? Mother is 85 years old..Lives alone in apartment..Forgetful, but otherwise good health..Apartment is extremely clean and tidy, makes her own meals, walks independently. Siblings w
The basic reason for a person to live permanently at a nursing home is if they can not function without assistance. Can the person handle every day tasks of living such as brushing their teeth, washing themself, dressing themself? Does the person engage in unsafe behaviors such as forgetting to turn off the oven? Does the person have a medical condition that would make it unsafe to live alone such as falling often or seizures? Is the person depressed and isolating themself? I think that it is excellent that your mother continues to interact with others and that she maintains her own home and makes her own meals. Many elderly people who have difficulty with some of those activities of daily living, may still elect to live independently in their own home but might have some meals delivered or might have maid service.
Sometimes relatives want their elders to be placed in nursing homes so that they will not worry about them. I think it is very important to ask the person what their desire is. ...Read more
My mom is 72 years old. Three years ago, she was diagnosed with dementia. She takes zoloft, cymbalta, (duloxetine) a cholesterol pill, nasonex, and aspirin. Does overmedication lead to parkinsonism symptoms?
Mother is being given stool softener and two centrum vitamins and she 87 years old and is very dehydrated also
dementia by the caregiver?
As above ?: Is not easy but what is u question? ...Read more
My 93yr old mother has started with dementia. How long can she live with this ilness? Her general health is ok for her age
Depends : A 93 yo with mild alzheimers dementia is unlikely to die from it. However just because it is recently diagnosed does not mean she is in early stage. Consider joining a support group and accompanying her to office visits to get a better idea of where she is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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