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How do I avoid developing dementia?

How do I avoid developing dementia?

Reduce risk: There may be ways to reduce the risk of developing dementia such as regular exercise and treating vascular risks such as hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes. However, there is no way to absolutely prevent dementia (other than dying young, which is not a good option). ...Read more

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Dr. Maureen Nash
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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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Do I have beginning stages of dementia?

Maybe: You are asking a generic question, but do not detail your symptoms or challenges. Suggest you find a psychiatrist, geriatric specialist, or psychologist to assess your cognitive and emotional state, and if it appears your intellect is compromised, an appropriate evaluation could proceed. ...Read more

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I have most of the symptoms of dementia?

I have most of the symptoms of dementia?

First, see your: Family doctor to rule out any medical illnesses that can cause memory problems. If medically cleared, make an appointment with a geriatric psychiatrist for an evaluation. Memory problems can be caused by a number of things. The most important thing is to get the right diagnosis so you will get the right treatment! ...Read more

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Can I reduce my risk of getting dementia?

Can I reduce my risk of getting dementia?

Probably: Don't become obese or develop type 2 diabetes, control your blood pressure & lipids, stay physically active & exercise & keep your brain active w/ work or hobbies, stay active socially. In other words, try to lead a healthy, happy life. Also, choose your parents wisely, there's a major hereditary component to alzheimer's. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the severity of dementia?

Functioning changes: The severity of dementia cannot be changed currently but by changing a person's environment you can help a person be more functional. In early illness some dementia specific medications can slow the loss of functioning. ...Read more

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I'm worried about dementia, 29 will cbt help?

Dementia and CBT: Can you give more information about the worry you have about dementia, and what 29 in your question means? The onset of dementia is 65 or older (with 5% in the 40's and 50's for alzheimer's). Cbt could possibly help with anxiety, although it depends upon the individual--that would require an evaluation. You might want to consider counseling now for your worry, and to deal with your anxiety now. ...Read more

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How do I treat my grandfather who got dementia?

How do I treat my grandfather who got dementia?

With love & patience: Also, "the validation breakthrough" by naomi feil is a wonderful read, showing caregivers how they can interact successfully with people with dementia by avoiding reality orientation and instead focusing on underlying emotional needs. Also, take good care of yourself in the process. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the definition of dementia?

I want to know what's the definition of dementia?

Cognitive decline: Losses in mental functioning beyond normal aging - often short term memory may come first but other abilities may also be affected - planning, judgement, personality, temper, etc. There are several types with different profiles and they can progress fast, slowly or not at all. Alzheimer's, vascular(stroke), trauma, hiv/aids, lewey body are some very distinct types you might have heard of. Be well. ...Read more

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Are there things I can do myself to treat dementia?

Are there things I can do myself to treat dementia?

Following Directions: What a patient with dementia can do for themselves varies depending upon the type of dementia. For all dementias, you want to first and foremost follow the recommendations of your physician. These may include taking medications, managing medical problems, special diets, exercise programs, and attending support groups. This will not cure dementia, but can significantly alter its progression. ...Read more

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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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