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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
31 years in practice
9M people helped
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I want to know what's the definition of dementia?

Dr. Lynne Weixel
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
31 years in practice
9M people helped
I want to know what's the definition of dementia?

Cognitive decline: Losses in mental functioning beyond normal aging - often short term memory may come first but other abilities may also be affected - planning, judgement, personality, temper, etc. There are several types with different profiles and they can progress fast, slowly or not at all. Alzheimer's, vascular(stroke), trauma, hiv/aids, lewey body are some very distinct types you might have heard of. Be well. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Maureen Nash
Board Certified, Geriatric Psychiatry
19 years in practice
1M people helped
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How does dementia affect grandchildren?

Dr. Maureen Nash
Board Certified, Geriatric Psychiatry
19 years in practice
1M people helped
How does dementia affect grandchildren?

It depends: Children are very affected by how the adults around them respond. They are likely to model your reactions and imitate you. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
47 years in practice
50M people helped
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Caring for an Elderly Loved One (Tip)

Caring for an Elderly Loved One

Assuming they have some dementia don't be surprised if it gets worse in the evening. It's called sundowners. ...See more

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Dr. Missid Ghanem
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
20 years in practice
546K people helped
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Is developing inappropriate facial expressions a symptom of dementia?

Dr. Missid Ghanem
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
20 years in practice
546K people helped
Is developing inappropriate facial expressions a symptom of dementia?

Possibly...: If one has dementia, that could explain such symptoms; otherwise, emotional, neuropsychological and/or organic factors would need to be explored. ...Read more

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Dr. Leonard Lado
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
555K people helped
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What are noncognitive symptoms of dementia?

Dr. Leonard Lado
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
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What are noncognitive symptoms of dementia?

Behavior and dementi: Behavioral disturbances are frequently the most challenging manifestations of dementia and are exhibited in almost all people with dementia. Common behavioral disturbances can be grouped into four categories: mood disorders (e.g., depression, apathy, euphoria); sleep disorders (insomnia, hypersomnia, night-day reversal); psychotic symptoms (delusions and hallucinations); and agitation. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
47 years in practice
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Living with Alzheimer's and Dementia (Tip)

Living with Alzheimer's and Dementia

Every day is a new day, live for the moments! ...See more

Dr. Maureen Nash
Board Certified, Geriatric Psychiatry
19 years in practice
1M people helped
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What are the first noticeable signs, symptoms of dementia?

Dr. Maureen Nash
Board Certified, Geriatric Psychiatry
19 years in practice
1M people helped
What are the first noticeable signs, symptoms of dementia?

Memory problems: Alzheimers is the most common type of dementia. First there is trouble forming a memory and ultimately an inability to form a new memory. Word finding problems and trouble paying bills, driving safely, and making decisions follows. Frontotemporal lobe dementia often presents with personality change or trouble with using language. Lewy body dementia presents with visual hallucinations. ...Read more

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Dr. Maureen Nash
Board Certified, Geriatric Psychiatry
19 years in practice
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How long does a person last after diagnosis with dementia?

Dr. Maureen Nash
Board Certified, Geriatric Psychiatry
19 years in practice
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It really depends: If one is diagnosed early on in the illness, it can be a long term chronic disease lasting 20 years. Most people are not diagnosed until they have moderate or even advanced disease so they live less than 10 years after diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
47 years in practice
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Living with Alzheimer's and Dementia (Tip)

Living with Alzheimer's and Dementia

Remembering things. Is difficult and stressful. Might be alzheimer's. ...See more

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