dementia

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Dementia is a condition characterized by loss of brain function, manifesting as deficits in memory, reasoning, and judgment, as well as changes in behavior. These deficits are beyond what is normally expected with aging.
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Can dementia be cured?

Unfortunately, no.

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Dementia is a progressive disease. Even available treatments only slow progression or tame symptoms. They do not provide a cure.
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How common is dementia?

Common

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Dementia is fairly common and the biggest risk factor is age. More than 1 out of 100 people aged 65 or less have dementia. Roughly 5 out of 100 of those aged 70, 10 of 100 aged 75, 25 of 100 aged 80 and roughly 45-50 out of 100 of those 85 years old and older have dementia.
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Is dementia hereditary?

Yes and no

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If there is an illness that runs in your family you should speak to your doctor about it. There are many many types of dementia. Some of them are genetically passed on while others aren't. The most common type of dementia is Alzheimers Disease and there are 2 forms. The early onset form is highly heritable. Alcoholic dementia is not inherited though a propensity for alcohol dependence can be.
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Can you delay dementia?

Yes

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Some neuroscientists are promoting to learn new and complex things always to increment the number of glial cells and dendrites. Also some promote to keep learning until you die. Some physicians prescribe medicines for dementia even if not sure is only forgetfulness, Mild Cognitive Impairment or early dementia. medicines supposedly delay the progression of the disease.
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Is dementia preventable?

Don't know

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There is some evidence that doing different things other than your daily routine can keep our brains growing and making new connections.
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Can radon cause dementia?

Yes. Radon dementia

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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
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Can you inherit dementia?

Some kinds.

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Some types of dementia like Alzheimer's Disease with early onset at ages 40 to 60 have a large genetic component while other types of dementia like Alcohol induced do not.
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How is dementia diagnosed?

Clinically

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usually a clinical diagnosis, no blood work and no imaging test
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What is presenile dementia?

Early onset dementia

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Presenile dementia refers to dementia occurring in younger persons, usually age 65 or younger; since most cases are due to Alzheimer's disease, the term is sometimes used as a synonym of dementia of the Alzheimer type, early onset.
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What is lewy body dementia?

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Lewey Body Dementia is defined by three things, visual hallucinations in the absence of othr drugs, psych diagnoses and parkinson's disease, memory loss and perodic confusion, you can have parkinson symptoms but dont have to. You also usually get behavorial problems and executive problems. The hallucinations tend to be quite vivid and complex
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