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How Do You Get Alzheimer's S Disease
Alzheimer's disease is a progressively worsening brain disorder that affects memory. Symptoms usually begin with increasing forgetfulness and confusion and can progress to the inability to complete simple daily tasks. The cause of Alzheimer's is still generally unknown. Most patients with Alzheimer's usually become ...Read more
A little complex: Standard head shaking is harmless, unless you injure your neck. Repetitive head injury such as many concussions can cause post-traumatic encephalopathy, which is seen in many professional athletes. There is a relationship with head trauma and alzheimer pathology, but is not anatomically in same locations as standard alzheimer's. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will you eventually get alzheimer's disease if you get old enough, even if you don't have any of the genes?
Unknown: There is no known answer to this question. We do know that there are people over the age of 100 who do not have alzheimers disease. We also know that there are people who have no clinical evidence of alzheimers at their death but who do have brain changes suggesting that they do have the illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do cases of alzheimer's disease get better with medications and is there a relation between having alzheimer's and hypothyrodism ?
Is dementia/Alzheimer's a disease of modern times or always been around. I don't ever want to get it when I'm old anything I can do to lower risk?
Hopefully you won't: ....have anything to worry about by the time you get up to the typical age when people start having degenerative changes in their brains leading to AD. Hopefully, we will either have a vaccine, medication, or be able to do brain transplants to correct the problems! Yes, it's existed since the dawn of time though it was only named a century ago. Lots of things u can do now but none proven to work ...Read more
Yes: Depression often precedes the development of dementia in alzheimers disease. In early alzheimers it can be difficult to diagnose the dementia though the depression is easier to see. In later alzheimers, the symptoms of depression may be there but a depressive illness is much less common. Some patients with advanced alzheimers benefit from antidepressants though these medications do have risks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which help?: There are many different kinds of help that could be provided but they depend on the stage of the disease and needs of the patient. ...Read more
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