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Early Onset Alzheimer's S Symptoms
Are there subtle changes in early Alzheimer's or dementia, that might normally be dismissed? Any other symptoms besides memory loss?
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What are early signs of alzheimer's? My grandfather has been thinking he was in the past. He was diagnosed with oral cancer. Are his symptoms from the cancer, or is it alzheimer's? He has had hallucinations of seeing his deceased siblings, like riding in
How to treat memory loss due to old age or brain impairment or Alzheimer's early symptoms. Suggest remedy or medicine or tonic not bla bla go to doc etc?
Proper diagnosis: Is important first. Aricept and / or Namenda (memantine) are common. Supplements suggested are bcomplex vitamins, exercise, and mentally challenging games like sudoku, crossword and memory exercises. Important to find out if this due to a neurodegenerative disease or just age-related decline ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How rare is alzheimer's at forty. I just turned forty but lately I feel that my head is very foggy. I'm worried about early onset alzheimer's.
My husband's mom had alzheimer's he is 72 & is starting to make up stories that aren't true, should I be concerned about early onset alzheimer's?
Maybe: There are several conditions that can result in telling stories (unintentional lying). The best way to know for sure is to have him evaluated by a physician (primary, psychiatry, neurology, or geriatrics). There are tests that can narrow down the possibilities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My boyfriends mom got early onset alzheimer's at 50. What's the chances he will get it? Can it do anything preventative?
Depends on genetics: Several genes are related to early onset alzheimer's, such as ps-1, ps-2, app, but not clear that he has increased risk. Would behoove most people to consider that the incidence is lower when a person is social, physically active, and keeps learning. Some studies have suggested mediterranean diet, red wine, coffee, fatty fish, anti-oxidants as a way to decrease risk. Suggest he contact her doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Deeply confused, severe memory loss, debilitating cognitive impairment. Pick fights I don't remember! My bf worries early onset Alzheimer's but I'm 37!
See a doctor: The symptoms you describe are concerning and need to be explained. Please see your primary care doctor or a neurologist for a complete examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more
APOE 4, 4. Does this mean I'm at risk for early-onset Alzheimers? What can I do to reduce risk? I'm 35 yrs old.
No: Having the APOE 4/4 places you at greater risk for late onset Alzheimer's. Just because you have this risk factor does not mean you will develop the disease. There is a good article on Medscape about AD and APOE-4 written by Garg and others. Additionally, I would consider a Vegan diet. See the book "The China Study". Protect your brain! Avoid head trauma, lower BP and cholesterol. Best wishes! ...Read more
SCI: You seem to fear subjective cognitive impairment, but unlikely to have alzheimer's, at your age, unless there are genetic relatives who have mutations. Many other causes of forgetfulness such as thyroid, vitamin deficiency, medication adverse effects, recreational drugs. Have your doctor assess your cognitive fnctn and proceed from there. ...Read more
I need to know more about early onset alzheimers. Is it always present or can you appear fine one minute and then completely out of touch the next?
Dementia, Alzheimers: Dementia is short-term memory loss. It begins to get more serious as time goes on. You may recall things from childhood, but not what you ate yesterday. It is usually constant, but you can have brief periods when you are more alert. As the mind gets tired, memory worse, like at night. Thus, sundowners effect. Would not be on & off though. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Early ad is treated with cholinesterase inhibitors (donepizil, rivastigmine or galantamine). There are lots of clinical trials as well studying new drugs and approaches to early ad. In addition, cognitive rehab is available to exercise the brain and attempt to maintain cognition and fucntion as well as to cope with this chronic illness. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different symptoms: Alzheimer's and parkinson's disease are quite different from each other. See these links for the 10 warning signs for each of these disorders. Alzheimer's: http://www. Alz. Org/alzheimers_disease_know_the_10_signs. Asp parkinson's: http://www. Parkinson. Org/parkinson-s-disease/pd-101/10-early-warning-signs-of-parkinson-s-disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it normal not being able to recall 3 words in 5 minutes even with cues during a migraine attack? Neuro made no comments. I have a family history of Alzheimer's onset in 60s, but I'm only 37. Should I worry about early Alzheimer's?
Interpretation: Migraine headaches are not uncommonly associated with varying neurological features, and the rare syndrome of DYSPHRENIA HEMICRANIA TRANSITORIA, is likely your diagnosis. This has nothing to do with Alzheimers's. Have your neurologist place you on a preventative medication. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Alzheimer's Dementia: Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia, a progressive deterioration of brain function that destroys memory and thinking skills. Early symptoms can be short-term memory lapses and problems with word-finding. Physical changes in the brain accompany worsening memory, confusion, language, sensory processing, learning, and conscious thought. For further info: http://tinyurl. Com/7gwkcq3. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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