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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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Is early onset Parkinson's disease ever misdiagnosed? Please advise!

Is early onset Parkinson's disease ever misdiagnosed? Please advise!

Not uncommon: Early Parkinsonian signs may be somewhat non-specific, such as foot dystonia, or nonspecific gait imbalance. The cardinal features of tremor, rigidity, cog wheeling, and characteristic gait may develop later. Sometimes, the initial tremor at rest may be mislabeled. ...Read more

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What symptoms precede the onset of alzheimer's or Parkinson's diseaase?

What symptoms precede the onset of alzheimer's or Parkinson's diseaase?

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 more

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Early signs of altzheimer?

Early signs of altzheimer?

Mostly memory loss: Alzheimer's dementia starts earlier than previously thought with declining intellectual capacity and memory. Mild at first it's excused as "absent minded, you're just tired, it's my adhd". The one affected is often in denial of the loss. Eventually newer memory fades & new memory isn't formed. Cognition declines, paranoia & delusions may occur & motor skills(even swallowing) & self care deteriorate. ...Read more

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Is sundowning a symptom of alzheimer's dementia?

Is sundowning a symptom of alzheimer's dementia?

Sundowning: Can be a symptom of dementia of any kind when combined with physical problems such as hearing and vision loss. ...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's most likely age of onset of Asperger s syndrome signs and symptoms?

What's most likely age of onset of Asperger s syndrome signs and symptoms?

Autism Spectrum D/O: Symptoms r; impairment in social interaction, , but usually has by restricted and repetitive interests and behavior , but have no general delay in language or cognitive development and can start by age of 3 years ...Read more

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Is cognitive dysfunction an early stage of alzheimer’s?

Is cognitive dysfunction an early stage of alzheimer’s?

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 more

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What symptoms does someone with early onset of puberty have?

What symptoms does someone with early onset of puberty have?

Premature changes: Depending on cause of early true puberty and gender, child can have various signs/symptoms. Usually seen in girls, 90% have central precocious puberty which means premature activation of puberty triggers in the brain. The girl usually has premature breasts (age of normal onset depends on ethnicity). She can have spurt in growth rate and advanced bone age. Also appearance of pubic hair, odor, etc. ...Read more

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Symptoms of pregrenancy at early stage?

Symptoms of pregrenancy at early stage?

Missed period: Early pregnancy is symptom free until the fetus is big enough to have blood cells and chemicals to share with the mother's body. That is about fourteen days after conception. Thus the missed period is the first valid early pregnancy symptom. ...Read more

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What would outsiders see at the early onset of schizophrenia symptoms?

What would outsiders see at the early onset of schizophrenia symptoms?

Decline in function: They may see social withdrawal or isolation, lack of self-care (poor hygiene), constricted range of emotional expression, decreased motivation, and an overall decline in their normal level of function. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for early onset Parkinson's disease?

What is the  treatment for early onset Parkinson's disease?

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

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Is early puberty associated with early menopause?

Is early puberty associated with early menopause?

Not necessarily: Early puberty signals the onset of sexual organ maturation sooner than the average age. While this can occur, it does not necessarily mean that menopause will occur sooner. The number of reproductive years reported is an average, as every woman is different. ...Read more

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What is the age range for early onset schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia onset: Schizophrenia, which is a brain disease and affects around one percent of the population, usually begins in one's late teens or early 20s. Early onset schizophrenia is quite rare. A great resource is to check out the work of dr. Judith rapaport from the national institute of mental health. Here she is on youtube: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=kwluvic4x6m. ...Read more

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Which symptoms differentiate Parkinson's disease from alzheimer's?

Which symptoms differentiate Parkinson's disease from alzheimer's?

Several : The parkinson's patient will have tremors, stiffness, and gait issues, not seen in alzheimer's. Parkinson's dementia pts may have a rem sleep disorder, florid hallucinations, fluctuating levels of communication, and memory loss which can be helped by cueing. Alzheimer's pts reverse sleep/waking, get worse during the day, cannot incorporate memory items, and lose ability to learn new tasks. ...Read more

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Is the onset of early adult schizophrenia sudden or gradual?

Is the onset of early adult schizophrenia sudden or gradual?

Either: Schizophrenia can present for some individuals abruptly while others it is a more gradual onset. Usually it is more of a gradual onset. ...Read more

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About early identification of dementia?

About early identification of dementia?

First, it's necessar: To keep an eye on risk factors, like hypertension, alcohol intake, etc. Then regular examinations of memory function. ...Read more

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Parkinson's question - what's the earliest you've seen Parkinson's disease start in a person?

Parkinson's question - what's the earliest you've seen Parkinson's disease start in a person?

Believe it or not...: Average age of onset is about 58-60 years old. However, true pd can be seen as early as late 20's to as late as 80-90's. Typically, the younger the age of onset, the more genetically inheritable & severe. The later the onset the less genetically inheritable & mild. Either way, all must be treated promptly by aneurologist with the best modern approach meds to maximize daily function, health & qol! ...Read more

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Is an unusual facial expression early symptom of dementia?

Is an unusual facial expression early symptom of dementia?

Can be: Certain dementias are associated with abnormal postures or movements. Partial listing includes huntington's disease, wilson's disease, neurosyphilis, aids dementia, lewy body disease. In some cases abnormal facial expression precedes the clinical dementia. ...Read more

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Dr. Maureen Nash
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Alzheimer's Disease (Definition)

A progressively worsening brain disorder that affects memory. Symptoms usually begin with increasing forgetfulness and confusion and can progress to the inability to ...Read more