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How can I give my loved one legal power if I have early alzheimer's disease?

How can I give my loved one legal power if I have early alzheimer's disease?

Power of attorney: Most banks have documents for poa; the document gives an individual the authority to make financial decisions. It needs to be notarized. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

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


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What are the early signs of Alzheimer's disease or mci?

What are the early signs of Alzheimer's disease or mci?

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 more

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What is required for a proper diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease beyond the signs of dementia?

What is required for a proper diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease beyond the signs of dementia?

Medical examination: It is important to exclude the possibility that the signs of dementia are caused by some reversible condition, e.g. Vitamin B12 deficiency, . ...Read more

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What is necessary for a proper diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease beyond signs of dementia?

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 more

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Am I getting alzheimer´s disease?

Am I getting alzheimer´s disease?

Need a lot more info: To even start to give you an answer, i would need to know a lot more about you: your age, medical conditions, why you think you might be getting alzheimer's. And that's just to start. To actually make the diagnosis requires a thorough work-up including, at least, a good history, a brain scan, comprehensive psychometric testing, lab work, and a physical exam. And there's even more possibly. ...Read more

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Can there be such a thing as premature Alzheimer's disease when a female is in her mid 20's?

Can there be such a thing as premature Alzheimer's disease when a female is in her mid 20's?

Very rare: It may happen in a family where several members developed alzheimer's disease in an early age. That is because there is a bad gene transmitted in that family. ...Read more

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Grandfather who is 85 is diagnosis with Alzheimer's but barely showing signs. I'm 31, should I become concerned for early onset alzheimer? I do have add, diagnosis when i was 14.

Minimize memory loss: Hello, This is Dr. Diana and I am happy to answer your question. Alzheimer appears to have a genetic component, so it is possible for you to develop it later in life. However, knowing that your father has a mild form at a late age is encouraging. Also, you can decrease the memory decline by keeping your brain busy - ea. learning a new language, reading, being alert most of the time. ...Read more

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What happens if someone got alzheimer;s disease, does it cause your brain not functioning or does it kill the brain cells?

What happens if someone got alzheimer;s disease, does it cause your brain not functioning or does it kill the brain cells?

Yes.: The brain cells die causing neurofibrillary tangles with amyloid deposits that completely destroy the architecture of the brain and destroys the communicating system between the brain and the rest of the body hence they are confused, forgetful and agitated because everything is always new to them. In the latter stages, they can't feed themselves, lose function of bladder and bowel. ...Read more

Dr. Maureen Nash
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Alzheimer's Disease (Definition)

Alzheimer's disease is a type of dementia where people lose their ...Read more