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How can I find dementia research in plain language?

How can I find dementia research in plain language?

Try here (PubMed): This site is part of the nih and very accessible and easy to read. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001748/. ...Read more

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Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dementia (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Many people who are deaf exist in Romania and I was wondering: do ENT doctors use sign language (impossible for me to understand) to comunicate with?

Many people who are deaf exist in Romania and I was wondering: do ENT doctors use sign language (impossible for me to understand) to comunicate with?

Deafness: Today there is little need for sign language with so many wonderful hearing aids, amplifiers, audio devices. The simplest cell phones can be converted to amplify sound. Many used hearing aids are available through agencies. It is important to use these so you can enjoy social contact. ...Read more

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Hey i'm studying to be a pt and wanted to learn more about myofacial lines and functional movement does anyone know ajy good research papers.

Hey i'm studying to be a pt and wanted to learn more about myofacial lines and functional movement does anyone know ajy good research papers.

MF: Would recommend a book, travell & simons' myofascial pain and dysfunction: the trigger point manual. Look in pubmed. The osteopathic and physical rehab & med literature. ...Read more

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Affection bipolar disorder - I heard that cognitive remediation can help cure the disease, can you suggest some freebies website or info?

Affection bipolar disorder - I heard that cognitive remediation can help cure the disease, can you suggest some freebies website or info?

Bipolar disorder : Bipolar d/o is a biologically based disease that affects Pts moods. It can't be cured by cognitive remediation. Cognitive remediation can be helpful in improving cognitive deficits that may accompany the illness (visuospacial processing, for instance). Lumosity is a website that offers cognitive "games" (& others similar exist). Medication & psychotherapy will be necessary to keep ur illness @ bay ...Read more

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I would like to know when, at what stage, does Alzheimer's starts to prejudice executive functions? How can we manage to enhance behavioral inhibition?

I would like to know when, at what stage, does Alzheimer's starts to prejudice executive functions? How can we manage to enhance behavioral inhibition?

Can be early: Poor executive function(complex tasks) maybe one of the first signs of ad. Often going undetected, as the symproms maybe very subtle in early disease.A neuropsychological eval can be very helpful. Difficult behaviors are common in dementia. There are no drugs approved for mangement, but working with a practitioneer experienced in dementia care would be helpful. ...Read more

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I have read the kaplan & sadock's comprehensive textbook of psychiatry 9th, but confused in memory area, how it works, any help or reference?Best regards

I have read the kaplan & sadock's comprehensive textbook of psychiatry 9th, but confused in memory area, how it works, any help or
reference?Best regards

2 Books: I would recommend daniel seagal, md's book the developing mind as well as john raty, md's book a user's guide to the brain. Good explainations and enjoyable to read. ...Read more

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What does modern research in neuroscience have to say about motivation, grit, and drive?

What does modern research in neuroscience have to say about motivation, grit, and drive?

Good Question: One answer:
Pinpointing the Brain’s Motivation Switch: Researchers identify neurons important for the drive to win in mice
By Leslie Nemo on July 13, 2017 (includes video of a mouse "push-a-war") - Enjoy.
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/pinpointing-the-brain-rsquo-s-motivation-switch/ ...Read more

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How long can you concentrate in studies without sleep; all I study needs conceptual understanding?

How long can you concentrate in studies without sleep; all I study needs conceptual understanding?

Not long; gets short: The fact is that without adequate and effective sleep ability to concentrate and learn or even perform simple tasks decreases. After about 30 yours, reaction time and mental function can start having noticable effect on even common memory and task performance. Your body will fall into microsleeps while you are awake and gaining concepts is almost impossible. ...Read more

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Can concussion/s in toddlers cause long term brain damage, like trouble with school and cognitive functions later in life? Where can I read more?

Can concussion/s in toddlers cause long term brain damage, like trouble with school and cognitive functions later in life? Where can I read more?

Depends on variables: A concussion significant enough to cause immediate loss of consciousness and hospitalization may result in long term issues. However, the common head trauma from a stumbling toddler is unlikely to produce any later issues. ...Read more

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Can an ophthalmologist diagnose learning disabilities? Also how do they test kids who can't read letters well?

Can an ophthalmologist diagnose learning disabilities? Also how do they test kids who can't read letters well?

See below: Opthalmologists can diagnose and treat problems related to vision. This can include problems with the eyes themselves or problems with the part of the brain that processes the signals that come in to the eyes. A child can certainly have problems in school if they are not seeing well. A good eye examination should be part of any overall assessment for a child having problems in school. ...Read more

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Does someone have some useful tips to help me remember what I learn in my human anatomy course and in my future health science classes?

Does someone have some useful tips to help me remember what I learn in my human anatomy course and in my future health science classes?

Remember Anatomy: Not strictly a medical problem, but it is an old medical school challenge. Go to Amazon and look under "Anatomy Mnemonics" to find a whole range of cram tools that people have used to remember obscure terms, concepts and associations. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can't get triple column for depression in US in App Store. Any other apps for depression and panic disorder?

Can't get triple column for depression in US in App Store. Any other apps for depression and panic disorder?

Depression and: triple column technique. You will find that technique in a book by David Burns called "Feeling Good." It is simple but very helpful and can be explained in a paragraph. You only need the book and an notebook. No need to by workbook unless you want to. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is aphasia in people with bipolar and schizophrenia? I didn't lose my ability to speak-its disorganized and i lost my ability to think read and write

Is aphasia in people with bipolar and schizophrenia?  I didn't lose my ability to speak-its disorganized  and i lost my ability to think read and write

Aphasia vs psychosis: Aphasia comes from damage to the parts of the brain that control language (like stroke, tumor, etc). Disorganized thinking can also come with psychosis, which may express in your reading, writing, and speech. It differs from aphasia. Psychiatrists are trained to tell these processes apart, & also to know when you need a neurological consult. Please discuss your concerns w/your doctor. ...Read more

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There's mental health issues in family. They didn't learn coping skills. After years of me learning w. therapy/hard work, I'm finding that I've maybe got more than learned behavior. What does the discovery process look like. Just see my primary?

There's mental health issues in family. They didn't learn coping skills. After years of me learning w. therapy/hard work, I'm finding that I've maybe got more than learned behavior. What does the discovery process look like. Just see my primary?

Congratulations: on working on your own coping skills. You MAY be being discouraged by the pathology that still exists in your family system. Stay rooted in what you have learned and exercise compassion w/family. See clinical psychologist for psych testing if you would like to know more about your personality. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What does vitmin D3 do to help people with ms? So many people with MS swear by D3 - how does it actually help?Also what is the difference between vit d and d3?

What does vitmin D3 do to help people with ms? So many people with MS swear by D3 - how does it actually help?Also what is the difference between vit d and d3?

Evidence is strong: Vitamin d-3 does clearly affect the immune system, and numerous studies have shown that higher levels protect against relapses, MRI lesions and ultimate disability. In fact, higher levels of vitamin d can help prevent ms in studies of military personnel. The potency of d-3 is about 2-3 times that of d-2. Most ms pts do well on 5000-10000 units daily. ...Read more

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Love indian culture and yoga. Can I ask an indian doctor at a us hospital to use some treatments from there to heal me of churg-strauss syndrome?

Love indian culture and yoga. Can I ask an indian doctor at a us hospital to use some treatments from there to heal me of churg-strauss syndrome?

No: Churg-strauss is treated. It is not something that can be healed. You must not be foolish about this disorder. Trying unproven methods for treatment can endanger your life. ...Read more

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Borderline personality disorder thanks for reading and any help you can provide. I have a family member who i'm fairly certain is bpd. I believe she's had similar problems stemming from childhood. How can we express to this person how her actions make p

Borderline personality disorder thanks for reading and any help you can provide.  I have a family member who i'm fairly certain is bpd.  I believe she's had similar problems stemming from childhood.
How can we express to this person how her actions make p

Part : Part of the challenge with having borderline personality is an inability of the patient to manage their emotional world. Often they will be controlling in order to give them some sense of their internal chaos. I would recommend the book, "stop walking on eggshells" by randy kreger to help give you some perspective and tools to deal with your BP family member. ...Read more

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A pubmed study of consensus among psychiatrists found 65% consensus in diagnosis. That's a d. How do I find any confidence in psych d(x)'s?

A pubmed study of consensus among psychiatrists found 65% consensus in diagnosis. That's a d. How do I find any confidence in psych d(x)'s?

Interesting question: Psychiatric diagnosis depends a lot on the information you share. Some patients simply don't reveal all pertinent details, and it may take multiple clinicians' work to piece together someone's saga. Psychiatrists also need to review corroborating data from others in the patient's life, plus drug screens, etc. Diagnosis may evolve as this longitudinal info is collected and synthesized. ...Read more

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