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Is hardening of the arteries a major cause of dementia?

Is hardening of the arteries a major cause of dementia?

Yes...: If a person has vascular central nervous system disease, that is a risk factor and precursor for vascular dementia. ...Read more

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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more


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What ailment is associated with the hardening of the arteries? I used to think it was code word for dementia.

What ailment is associated with the hardening of the arteries? I used to think it was code word for dementia.

Atherosclerosis: Hardening of the arteries, atherosclerosis, occurs when fat, cholesterol, and other substances build up in the bloodstream and causes arteries to narrow and harden. Over time, these plaques can block the arteries and cause symptoms and problems throughout the body, including a stroke. However depending on the extent and location, hardening of the arteries may or may not result in dementia. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about hardening of the arteries if parent had vascular dementia?

Most illnesses: We humans can get are at least partly genetic. But worrying about it won't help. Instead, focus on taking good care of yourself and your cardiovascular system to avoid that complication! ...Read more

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Is it wise to have a 90%coratid artery on the left side fixed by surgery on a 74 yr old male with mild to moderate dementia. Meds did not help?

Is it wise to have a 90%coratid artery on the left side fixed by surgery on a 74 yr old male with mild to moderate dementia. Meds did not help?

Depends: There are important questions you need to consider. Confidence from vascular surgeon based on experience and results as well as honesty. The quality of life - since this person has dementia, the outcome of surgery may not be great due to the possibility of delirium and complications from surgery such as stroke and others. ...Read more

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I have been told I have mild ectasia of the basilar artery. I suffer with migraine and my father has multi infarct dementia. Should I be concerned?

I have been told I have mild ectasia of the basilar artery. I suffer with migraine and my father has multi infarct dementia. Should I be concerned?

Ectasia: Watch for risk factors e.g. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabtes, over wt,
exercise regularly
no smoking
stay physically and mentally active
mediteranian diet, curry powder is supposed to help prevent dementia. ...Read more

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Can arteriosclerosis cause dementia?

Can arteriosclerosis cause dementia?

Vascular dementia: There are various types of dementia, in addition to Alzheimer's. Vascular dementia can be the result of strokes or reduced blood flow through the brain. Progressive Arteriosclerosis will restrict blood through the brain and result in dementia. Many believe that vascular dementia is under diagnosed. See your doctor for treatment to deal with this condition. ...Read more

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Can dementia cause ANS dysfunction? If so how?

Association: Dementia can be associated with autonomic nervous system dysfunction based the the clinical syndrome (eg multisystem atrophy, paraneoplastic disease etc). ...Read more

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What are some common causes of dementia in the elderly?

Alzheimers: 70% of people who have dementia have alzheimers disease. But strokes can cause vascular dementia. Lewy body dementia and frontal temporal lobe dementia are also fairly common. Less common types include alcohol, head injuries, and excessiive spinal fluid. There are many other neurological illnesses that can lead to dementia too. ...Read more

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Can radon cause dementia?

Can radon cause dementia?

Yes. Radon dementia: 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. ...Read more

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Can dementia cause dizziness?

Can dementia cause dizziness?

Sort of: There are many causes of dementia, including some we don't normally think of, such as vitamin deficiency, stroke, or brain tumor. Some of these diseases can cause dizziness in addition to dementia. More typically, dizziness does not accompany dementia. Dizziness can be a separate problem from dementia, or might help pinpoint an underlying cause for both. ...Read more

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What causes vascular dementia?

What causes vascular dementia?

Damage to blood flow: The vascular system supplies the brain with oxygen and nutrients through the blood system or vasculature. When the vasculature system is negatively impacted it can lead to cell death and if enough damage occurs then one deveops vascular dementia. ...Read more

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What are the causes of senile dementia?

3 main causes: Alzheimer's disease, lewy body dementia and vascular dementia are the top 3 causes. Death of brain cells results from the abnormal accumulation of proteins in the first 2 disorders. Vascular refers to loss of brain cells from little stroke-like events that deprive them of nutrition. ...Read more

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Does radiation cause symptoms of dementia?

Does radiation cause symptoms of dementia?

Not sure what type: Of radiation you are referring to. Could you be more specific? ...Read more

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Can dementia caused from cirrhosis be cured?

Symptom control: Dementia from cirrhosis is actually called hepatic encephalopathy (build up of toxins like ammonia in the brain), with the common theme resulting in confusion. Hepatic encephalopathy can be controlled with certain medications, so I would recommend you see a liver specialist to discuss these options. Once hepatic encephalopathy occurs, liver transplantat discussion should occur with your doctor. ...Read more

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Are metabolic causes of dementia preventable?

Are metabolic causes of dementia preventable?

Yes.: As a rough estimate about 5% of dementias are treatable/preventable, so screening for things like vitamin deficiencies and untreated hypothyroidism should be done as part of an evaluation of patients with early memory loss. ...Read more

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What type of drugs cause dementia or alzheimers?

What type of drugs cause dementia or alzheimers?

Alcohol: We have no evidence alzheimer's is caused by a drug. However chronic excessive alcohol use is associated with dementia. There are negative cognitive effects of many other drugs including marijuana and opiates but few dementia syndromes described. To cause dementia there would need to be brain damage. ...Read more

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Can dementia cause hallucinations or visual disturbances?

Can dementia cause hallucinations or visual disturbances?

Not exactly: Hallucinations or visual disturbances aren't symptoms of dementia, per se. However, patients with dementia may experience hallucinations or delusions if a delirium or other cause of these symptoms is superimposed on the dementia. Delirium develops over a short period of time (usually hours to days) and tends to fluctuate throughout the day. Patients with delirium often respond well to treatment. ...Read more

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What causes dementia patients to behave crazy, aggressive, confused?

What causes dementia patients to behave crazy, aggressive, confused?

Causes of dementia: Lewy body disease is a leading cause of dementia in the elderly. With this condition people have abnormal protein structures in certain areas of the brain. Many small strokes can cause vascular dementia. Abnormal brain functioning is associated with these conditions. ...Read more

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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