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How would a doctor treat himself if he had dementia with Lewy bodies?

How would a doctor treat himself if he had dementia with Lewy bodies?

I would: See my doctor, a neurologist and a psychiatrist and allow them to treat me. The first thing we learn is that to treat someone, you must be objective. Hence, you do not treat yourself, your friends or you family! ...Read more

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Lewy Bodies (Definition)

That are seen inside some brain cell's nucleus. Lewy bodies were described by dr lewy and named after him. You need a microscope to see them. They are found in the brain cells of those with {arkinson's disease and lewy body dementia. They can also be found in other diseases also, ...Read more


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How would a doctor treat himself if he had cholera?

How would a doctor treat himself if he had cholera?

Fluids: They would drink a solution of water and salt to replete their body fluids. Most people die from dehydration which can be treated with drinking a salt and glucose solution. ...Read more

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How would a doctor treat himself if he had anaphylaxis?

How would a doctor treat himself if he had anaphylaxis?

EpiPen (epinephrine): He would find out the cause and avoid it. He would carry an Epipen (epinephrine) Epinephrine autoinjector at all times against accidental exposure. If he thinks he is having an anaphylactic reaction he would immediately take Epipen (epinephrine) and immediately seek emergency medical care. Anyone else would be wise to do the same. ...Read more

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How would a doctor treat himself if he had colitis?

How would a doctor treat himself if he had colitis?

He wouldn't: A doctor who treats himself for any serious malady has a fool for a patient! ...Read more

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How would a doctor treat himself if he had optic neuritis?

How would a doctor treat himself if he had optic neuritis?

He or She wouldn't: Doctors have to learn to be patients and listen to their doctors. Having said that, optic neuritis is either treated with IV steroids or not at all. Vision recovers the same regardless, but steroids can speed recovery if given within 72 hours. An MRI of the brain should also be done to make sure further evaluation for diseases like multiple sclerosis is not needed. ...Read more

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My son, who is 8 years old, has Bipolar ODD and ADHD. I'm finding it impossible to find a doctor willing to take him on because of the multiple diagnoses which he received after being committed to a children's hospital psych ward. Can you make any reco

My son, who is 8 years old, has Bipolar ODD and ADHD. I'm finding it impossible to find a doctor willing to take him on because of the multiple diagnoses which he received after being committed to a children's hospital psych ward. Can you make any reco

There R doc who will: There are many doctors that manage these complex children. Usually they are subspecialists in pediatric psychiatry or developmental pediatrics. They usually work within a team approach with counselors, therapists and tutors to cover all areas of disability. Check with your nearest children's hospital. ...Read more

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If someone with brain cancer is given 2 months to live, what should his friends expect symptom-wise?

If someone with brain cancer is given 2 months to live, what should his friends expect symptom-wise?

Variable: Symptoms can include fatigue, mental status changes, headaches, nausea/ vomitting, general failure, limb weakness, visual or speech disurbances, mood changes. However, with effective nursing and hospice care a lot of these symptoms can be effectivley treated. ...Read more

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My husband knows he is an alcoholic but with all the problems in our lives he thinks its understandable- how can I help him see otherwise?

You may not be able: You may have to figure out how much more you can tolerate of his behavior, if he is not willing to seek help you may need to set some consequences for his continued actions. Alcoholics will drink if the sun comes up, until they admit that they just cannot not drink, everything is a reason to continue. Harsh but true for severe problem drinkers. Talk to a professional or counselor, try alanon. ...Read more

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My father has dementia and he gets angry easily when i ask him to do something. Is this a common symptom?

My father has dementia and he gets angry easily when i ask him to do something. Is this a common symptom?

Yes. Seek support!: It sounds like a very common situation when dealing with dementia. Find support and advice - it is out there. Also, remember that he's hurting too. When things get too bad, many family members feel they need to find a home for the elder. It's not easy no matter what, so get support. Till then, back down from requests and try again later if necessary. Or find alternatives to words. Safety 1st! ...Read more

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How would a doctor treat himself if he had basal cell carcinoma?

How would a doctor treat himself if he had basal cell carcinoma?

Surgery: No fancy new topical creams for this doctor. Surgical excision for me, even if it's extremely early. I'd be offered fancy microsurgery with a colleague checking each margin to produce the smallest possible scar. This matters to some folks but not to me. Just take the thing off and spare me the extra time and my third-party payer the expense. Cheers. ...Read more

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What do you advise if my grandpa was diagnosed with lewis body dementia?

What do you advise if my grandpa was diagnosed with lewis body dementia?

Sub specialty Neuro: Behavioral Neurologist and Neurologists who specialize in movement disorders have additional training and experience in dealing with Lewy Body Dementia. The approach to management must be individulaized based on how the condition is evolving over time. Many of the medications used for uncomplicated Parkinson's disease may make matters worse. Many general neurologists can also mange this condition ...Read more

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Whose fault is it if a strong-willed elderly person refuses to follow doctor advice and has bad problem? Her kids or caregivers?

Whose fault is it if a strong-willed elderly person refuses to follow doctor advice and has bad problem? Her kids or caregivers?

? fault: Patients are free to make their own medical decisions as long as they are fully capable of understanding the risks, benefits and alternatives and the potential harm that can happen to not following medical advice. Medical treatment cannot be forced upon a patient that is competent to make their own medical decisions. ...Read more

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What can we do for an 18 year old with aspergers who seems to be getting more violent when he doesn't get what he wants? He still has not gotten his drivers license and is refusing to try. He also refuses to get a job, which he has held down one before.

What can we do for an 18 year old with aspergers who seems to be getting more violent when he doesn't get what he wants? He still has not gotten his drivers license and is refusing to try.  He also refuses to get a job, which he has held down one before.

This is difficult.: Difficult because the 18yo is now an adult in most states. As an adult the 18yo has a right to make one's own choice even if the choice is not perfect. The answer would be to find a counselor who the 18yo trusts and who can help the 18yo to make educated choices. However, if the 18yo is not able to take care of oneself there may be a legal option to find a guardian who can step in. ...Read more

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Is it fair for a teen to have to deal with grandma's brain damage from stroke after having dealt with grandpa's dementia? He is kind.

Is it fair for a teen to have to deal with grandma's brain damage from stroke after having dealt with grandpa's dementia? He is kind.

Not sure: What you mean by "deal with". It is hard to have to deal with the emotional impact of your grandparents' problems. There is help out there. I suffest that you see a therapist to help you work through those emotions. Unfortunately, fairness doesn't enter into it. ...Read more

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What are the chances for a mental ill person who has had a psychotic break and did bodily harm to someone to have another one even if they are on medication. Btw she was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder.?

What are the chances for a mental ill person who has had a psychotic break and did bodily harm to someone to have another one even if they are on medication. Btw she was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder.?

Schizoaffective?: This can be a chronic remittent illness . Medication compliance , decreese in stress level , refraining ifrim all illicit drug use and supportive therapy can help in keeping him hopefully stable. ...Read more

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If a neurologist has diagnosed someone with pseudo dementia and he is being treated with celexa, (citalopram) when should symptoms go away?

They may not.: Celexa (citalopram) is an anti-depressant, and it may help if the patient has a depression which is masquerading as a dementia, which happens occasionally. Otherwise Celexa (citalopram) does not really improve memory and thinking. ...Read more

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What affect will namenda have on an 80 male who is bi-polar, given for depression? This is for an elderly couple in wisconsin, they have no internet. He plays mind games and she doesn't want to add anything to make his bi-polar worse. A new doctor presc

What affect will namenda have on an 80 male who is bi-polar, given for depression? This is for an elderly couple in wisconsin, they have no internet.  He plays mind games and she doesn't want to add anything to make his bi-polar worse.  A new doctor presc

Namenda (memantine) : Namenda (also known as memantine) is a medication for treatment of advanced dementia. Namenda has several significant side effects. One important side effect of Namenda is insomnia and agitation, sometimes accompanied by paranoia or other signs of psychosis. This is especially likely to occur when the drug is not completely cleared from the body, a situation that could occur in individuals whose kidney function is impaired. Namenda does not have a regulatory approval for treatment of bipolar illness or depression. I am not aware of any clinical trials, case reports or any other clinical data showing that it could be of any benefit to patients with bipolar illness or depression. ...Read more

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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