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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
Dementia is 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 thought, memory, and language. Vascular Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia are some ...Read more
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
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
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
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