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Is cognitive dysfunction an early stage of alzheimer’s?

Is cognitive dysfunction an early stage of alzheimer’s?

Many reasons: Mild cognitive impairment is often the initial manifestation of Alzheimer's but cognitive problems can be seen with vitamin deficiencies, thyroid problems, HIV and syphilis infections, and medication adverse effects. Alcohol and recreational drugs can also do this. ...Read more

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Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
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Cognitive Impairment (Definition)

Cognitive impairment is a condition that involves problems with thought processes. It includes many different types of mental function decline such as forgetfulness, learning disabilities, decreased intelligence, and difficulty concentrating. Cognitive impairment may be present at birth or may develop ...Read more


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Is the cognitive dysfunction that results from systemic lupus erythematosus typically permanent?

Is the cognitive dysfunction that results from systemic lupus erythematosus typically permanent?

It depends: Lupus can cause both reversible and irreversible changes to the nervous system, and these can affect personality, memory, and other basic aspects of patients' lives. That said, simply being sick can aggravate depression, sleep deprivation, etc. Controlling pain and other disruptive elements of the disease, can improve quality of life and help people be more who they would like to be. ...Read more

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What causes temporary episodes cognitive dysfunction -confusion, mental fog, memory loss in lupus? When i'm flaring, i cannot think straight!

More common: Neurocognitive problems are more common than previous thought in lupus patients. Discuss with your rheumatologist to have neurocognitive testing to better define the problem. ...Read more

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Is cognitive dysfunction an early stage of alzheimer’s?

Many reasons: Mild cognitive impairment is often the initial manifestation of Alzheimer's but cognitive problems can be seen with vitamin deficiencies, thyroid problems, HIV and syphilis infections, and medication adverse effects. Alcohol and recreational drugs can also do this. ...Read more

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Could general anesthesia cause cognitive dysfunction?

Could general anesthesia cause cognitive dysfunction?

Maybe: General anesthesia along with surgery has been associated with cognitive dysfunction. The link is not strong and some surgeries can only be done with general anesthesia. ...Read more

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What's the chance of having brain avm if I have cognitive dysfunction?

What's the chance of having brain avm if I have cognitive dysfunction?

Rare: Arteriovenous malformations occur in about 0.14% of the population. In an avm, arterial blood flows directly into draining veins. There is no brain parenchyma within the nidus or center of the avm. Hemorrhage and seizures are the most common symptoms. ...Read more

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Cognitive dysfunction...How severe can it be from just fibro?

Cognitive dysfunction...How severe can it be from just fibro?

Fibro fog: Jm glass, j clin psychiatry. 2008;69:20-4: patients with fibromyalgia frequently complain of cognitive problems ... Confirmed by studies ... And by the results of objective tests of metamemory, working memory, semantic memory, everyday attention, task switching, and selective attention. ... Fibro patients have impairments in working, episodic, and semantic memory that mimic about 20 years of aging. ...Read more

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What is cognitive dysfunction?

Thinking problems: Cognitive dysfunction generically refers to problems with thinking. This may be manifest in many different spheres. A common cognitive dysfunction for patients with alzheimer's disease for example is with memory. Some have difficulty with the processing/integration of information and some describe a "slowness" in their thinking. Alcohol and traumatic brain injury contribute to cognitive dysfuncti. ...Read more

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Cognitive impairment and negative symptoms or shorter life?

Dealing with memory: This is a difficult decision for many an all involved, whether it be you or a loved one.It is a personal decision but it is a decision you need to make while you can...A living will and good clear instructions to family are very important.There is no right or wrong...There just is.Do what is best for you.Decisions we make at the end are no different than the decisions and choices we made all along. ...Read more

Dr. Kathryn Akin
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Cognitive Dysfunction (Definition)

Cognitive dysfunction refers to any general problem in a person's ...Read more