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Early Diagnosis Of Alzheimer's S Disease
Cognitive loss: We now know that mild cogntive impairment(mci) amnestic type is a precursor to ad- about 10-15 % of people will convert form mci to early ad.Both are characterised by memory(especally short term) loss. Dementia is characterised by functional loss as well. If there is a quetion what is going on, a neuropsychological evalaution can help with the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Test exam: A full exam by a qualified expert in the field; MRI or ct of the brain often done; lab work to r/o reversible causes; consideration of depression as a cause or contributing; a full review of medications; avoidance of alcohol; consider full neuropsychol testing as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some comments: Pku is a problem with children and this needs early diagnosis to prevent profound complications. Huntington's chorea is an autosomal dominant disorder occurring later in life, and is relatively rare, but genetic counseling might be valuable. Neither disorder has any relationship to the other. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medical management: People with parkinson’s disease may lose up to 80% of Dopamine in their bodies before symptoms appear. In addition, special imaging tests of the brain show that Dopamine may decline as much as 10% per year in people with parkinson’s disease. Early diagnosis and treatment are important to help minimize Dopamine loss in the brain and maintain muscle function. Best wishes. ...Read more
Offered .. sometimes: Alzheimer disease is a condition for which we have several genetic tests - apoe e4, app, psen1, & psen2. However, these tests are not used to establish the diagnosis of alzeimer disease. Instead we use them sometimes to help understand inheritance & risk, which is rather tricky. Extensive eduation & genetic counseling are very helpful, but the decision to test or not test should always be yours. ...Read more
A prion disease: Cjd is caused by infection/exposure to an abnormal form of the prion protein (pp). The abnormal form of pp is a completely bent out of shape version of the normal pp . This abnormal shape is very hard for the protein to change to spontaneously, but this can happen (1 in a million people). Once changed the abnormal pp changes other pp's and so on as the disease rapidly spreads/kills the brain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diseases like parkinson's, progeria, alzheimer's, leukemia, aids, motor neurone disease etc. Is there hope for any sort of cure?
Some signs: If you have shaking of you hands/arms while limbs at rest, if your balance is unsteady, and you are taking tiny little steps uncertainly, if you are developing progressive constipation, and swallowing is troublesome, if your shoulders and limbs feel tight and stiff, if you organizational skills are failing, and judgement and visual skills an issue, or you are experiencing twisting of a foot. ...Read more
No cure but treatmen: It is a relentless, progressive degenerative neurological disease. There is no cure for the disease. The symptoms include chorea (dance-like movements) for which there is an fda approved medicine and psychiatric symptoms usually with disinhibition. Any child of a patient has a 50% chance of inheriting the disease. One should see a movement disorders neurologist for treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What progress is there in diagnosis and treatment of brain disorders like alzheimer's and parkinson's?
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