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Doctor insights on: Dementia Vs Old Age

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Who is considered elderly or old age?

Who is considered elderly or old age?

No strict definition: Clinically. Some studies used to have an age limit, but it was considered discriminatory. Some people are old at 40 others remain young at 80...As the song goes, young at heart. The consideration should be more "hale" or "frail" when medical decisions are involved. A lot depends on how many illnesses, medications, and organs no longer function well. Elderly sounds polite; old seems inconsiderate. ...Read more

Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dementia (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What is the average weight for 5'5 26 yr old female?

What is the average weight for 5'5  26 yr old female?

BMI: Normal weight range for that height is between 95-127 lbs. From 127-150 lbs is overweight and above 150 lbs is obese. I am not sure the average weight but I am afraid it is much larger. ...Read more

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Is a glaucoma patient's age a factor in determining target pressure? I'm 58 yrs. Old.

Is a glaucoma patient's age a factor in determining target pressure? I'm 58 yrs. Old.

One answer: Age does play a role in determining target range for iop to a degree. If the likelihood of too high a target iop is to cause noticeable visual dysfunction for an aging adult, the the target should be set lower. As a person's life journey is near the end, remaining quality of life is an essential factor to consider. Too low a target may worsen their quality (too many meds, unnecessary surgery, etc) ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for an 83 year old man with diagnoses of alzheimer's, parkinson's, and lewey bodies dementia?

What is the life expectancy for an 83 year old man with diagnoses of alzheimer's, parkinson's, and lewey bodies dementia?

Depends: Depending on how severe the above conditions are, and what other medical problems he has, it may be anywhere from 6 weeks to 5+ years. For your loved ones, particularly if they are mentally incapacitated, you would want to address end of life issues such as would they want to be maintained on a respirator, live in a nursing home etc. A social worker can help you with that. ...Read more

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Conmon age for stroke?

Conmon age for stroke?

Any age : A stroke can occur at any age when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted. Although more common with advancing age, diabetes, drug abuse, and penetrating neck injuries are examples of reasons for stroke in a younger age group. ...Read more

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What is average weight for 11 year old boy whose 164cm?

What is average weight for 11 year old boy whose 164cm?

OBESITY ?: This kid is over the 90th percentile and his weight should be between 130 to 135 lbs. ...Read more

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Is BP of 173/66 on 90 year old female ok?

Is BP of 173/66 on 90 year old female ok?

No: It needs to be treated gently to prevent further complications from developing high blood pressure. Also it is important to provide additional medical information on this person in order to treat appropriately. ...Read more

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What is a young age for multiple myeloma? Under 50 years?

What is a young age for multiple myeloma?  Under 50 years?

MM and age: Mm is a disease of older adults. The median age at diagnosis is 66 years; only 10% and 2% of patients are younger than 50 and 40 years, respectively. ...Read more

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Do teen pregnancy statistics mix the 18-19 yr old adults with the 16-17 year olds?

Do teen pregnancy statistics mix the 18-19 yr old adults with the 16-17 year olds?

Good question: It depends which studies you are looking at. Most will define it as less than 19 years old. By changing the definition though to an earlier age the statistics will obviously change. Most news stories do not usually clarify that. For accurate numbers go to the national campaign to prevent teen pregnancy website. They are a well funded nonpartisan group with accurate information. ...Read more

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Is 5'2'' considered tall for a 13 years old girl?

Is 5'2'' considered tall for a 13 years old girl?

Considered average: By usa standards this is right above average height. ...Read more

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Average weight for a 14 year old 5'5 female?

Average weight for a 14 year old 5'5 female?

110 lbs: Check this link for girls' growth charts http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/data/set2clinical/cj41c072.pdf ...Read more

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Is 174 pounds considered overweighted for a 13 year old girl?

Is 174 pounds considered overweighted for a 13 year old girl?

Yes: Unless your daughter is extremely tall, say over 5ft 9 in, this weight woukd be considered heavy - it all depends on her height- check some height-weight tables to find out if she is above the 95th percentile, that would be the cutoff for the heavy, or overweight catagory ...Read more

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What is estimated adult height for 16 yr old girl, period at 15 yr 0 months, dad 5'5 mom 5'4.5 .. currently 5'2.5. stageV tanner scale US size6.5 shoe?

What is estimated adult height for 16 yr old girl, period at 15 yr 0 months, dad 5'5 mom 5'4.5 .. currently 5'2.5. stageV tanner scale US size6.5 shoe?

Target height: Target height range for female with parent heights dad: 5'5" mom: 5.4.5" Target height would be 4ft 11in to 5ft 5in - Since already 5'2.5", start there... At age 16y; and tanner stage V may not be much more room for growth. Bone age assessments can also determine if more height growth is expected, but this is not done routinely unless there is concern for an underlying endocrine issue. ...Read more

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Teen age hormonal imbalance 14 year old male questionable masculine development?

Teen age hormonal imbalance  14 year old male questionable masculine development?

Improbable...: I'm not sure what your question is here, but apparently you think you have "hormonal imbalance" at age 14. Of course you do - that is what is normal in the teen years. Nothing is in the right proportions yet, levels change constantly. That's why you have acne, are moody, have wet dreams, voice cracks. Sounds like you are the most normal teen i've heard from this week! ...Read more

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What are potential complications for an expectant 42 year old father with a wife 33 years of age?

What are potential complications for an expectant 42 year old father with a wife 33 years of age?

Few: 33 is a low risk age for a woman and while the risk of mental illness in the baby has been shown to increase with increasing paternal age the risk is not seen until he is over 50. Good luck. ...Read more