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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 more
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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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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
Is it necessary to get a 91 year old immediately to a hospital if her leg is leaking a clear fluid? She has dementia and taking her outside her environment can cause her ability to stay cognitive difficult. She becomes mentally uncomfortable. She does not
Call: Call her doctor for advice specific to her. ...Read more
I am 19 year old male , can I get plastic cosmetic surgery without knowing perents at the age of 21 ?
There is at least: One study that says it's possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
89 year old with symptoms of dementia; on 10 mg daily inderal; is there an appropriate alternative. She had adverse reaction to atenolol years ago. ?
Yes: The main question is whether her hypertension is adequately managed with inderal (propranolol). If it is managed appropriately it is unlikely that 10 mg of Inderal (propranolol) is causing adverse effect on her brain. However if she is having any symptoms that can be construed as due to the inderal (propranolol), perhaps an agent from a different class would be more suitable. We have believed that the beta blockers have psych se's. ...Read more
Depends on type: Dementia is an umbrella term for anything that causes disability related to cognition. There are many causes of dementia, including neurodegenerative diseases, strokes, and even infections. Neurodegenerative diseases (e.g., alzheimer's) usually start in adulthood. Strokes that cause dementia ("e.g., vascular dementia") also occur in adulthood. Infections can occur at any point. ...Read more
How common is dementia at age 20? Can easily forgetting recent events, like putting something away, be a symptom? No history, dad has memory issues.
Rare: You are probably alert for sx because of your dad--many other more likely explanations for your forgetfulness--when you hear hoof beats on the bridge don't think first of unicorns! ...Read more
How to know if early onset dementia (36yrs) or normal age related cognitive decline. Forget names & finding it hard to find words or using wrong one?
See your doctor: Or, schedule Concierge visit and we can go into this in further detail. ...Read more
88 year old with dementia started having body spasms, she is sitting in a chair with sides and starts yelling I'm falling. Lasts under 30 seconds time?
Dementia: You're describing part of dementia process whereby the body misinterprets sensations. Some people w/dementia are constantly eating b/c they can't remember that they just ate. Others refuse to eat b/c they feel full all the time. While you can't argue or use logic, you can try to reassure or distract. Ask pt's Family Doc or Geriatrician to evaluate for other/correctable causes of hallucinations. ...Read more
All older cases: Seems that for folk over 65 with a few symptoms like memory loss, confusion, difficult doing things they once could, irritability, loss of self care, etc. And no known cause like a stroke, the term is used. Since alzheimers is hard to DX until it progresses, ard may be the early diagnosis while tests are done and alternatives illness causes and behavioral issues are considered. ...Read more
Can be quite awhile!: Remember, an individual is not an average. With dementia, a person under 70 averages only 10.7 yrs and less if they are frail. In a study of all ages, average survival with alzheimer's or dementia was 4.5 yrs. But, with good care and an otherwise strong, healthy body - life with dementia can exceed averages by a lot yet it definitely shortens avg life expectancy. ...Read more
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