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My Grandmother has been diagnosed with the early stages of Dementia. Is this disease hereditary and if not, what can I do to prevent it?

My Grandmother has been diagnosed with the early stages of Dementia. Is this disease hereditary and if not, what can I do to prevent it?

Incomplete data: Research seems to suggest a genetic contribution but it is of uncertain strength and not to a single or even simple set of genes. Living longer has increased the numbers of people who decline cognitively but causes differ. Some are gradual and easier to deal w/. Some rapid and frightening. Healthy living in all respects is the best prevention-like strategy, but no one knows. If we did, Wow! ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Could you tell me what are some early signs of dementia besides poor memory?

Could you tell me what are some early signs of dementia besides poor memory?

Dementia, early: Though some can be caused by depression or other problems, some early signs include problems planning, loss of language (forgetting names), inability to recognize people known, lack of social interest, spatial confusion, losing things, being unable to complete simple things like recipes or balancing checkbook. ...Read more

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What are the early signs and symptoms of dementia?

What are the early signs and symptoms of dementia?

Memory problems: Alzheimers is the most common type of dementia. First there is trouble forming a memory and ultimately an inability to form a new memory. Word finding problems and trouble paying bills, driving safely, and making decisions follows. ...Read more

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@ age 68 my husband was tested by a neurologist. Result was early signs of a. How can they say it is really alzheimer's and not age relate dementia?

@ age 68 my husband was tested by a neurologist.  Result was early signs of a.  How can they say it is really alzheimer's and not age relate dementia?

STATISTICS: There is no real "age related dementia", as actually about 45% of americans develop alzheimer's by age 85, but roughly 50% by then have generally normal cognition. Your husband is in the age group of alzheimer's, but could also have stroke related issues or medication induced pseudo-dementia, or even b-12 deficiency. Docs are 90% correct with their clinical diagnoses. Pet scan can confirm. ...Read more

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What is a good book or resource to help an elderly mother who shows signs of dementia?

Let me help you: I have web site for to read i believe will very helpful. http://www.caring.com/articles/early-mild-dementia. ...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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Rapidly progressive dementia, prognosis in elderly, 83?

Undetermined: Dementia is a progressive disease. At this point in time medication can only slow it down, not stop it. If you are asking if the dementia will continue, it probably will at the same rate. ...Read more

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What are the different types of dementia in an elderly population?

Dementia in Elderly: 1. Senile dementia 2. Alzheimer's dementia 3. Post stroke dementia 4. Vitamin B12 deficiency demntia 5. Alcoholic encephalopthy dementia and others... ...Read more

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Dementia (Definition)

Dementia is 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 thought, memory, and language. Vascular Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia are some ...Read more


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