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Is developing inappropriate facial expressions a symptom of dementia?

Is developing inappropriate facial expressions a symptom of dementia?

Possibly...: If one has dementia, that could explain such symptoms; otherwise, emotional, neuropsychological and/or organic factors would need to be explored. ...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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Is unusual facial expression a symptom of dementia?

Is unusual facial expression a symptom of dementia?

Not necessarily: Many, many causes from temporary gas to a nasty disease. ...Read more

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Is an unusual facial expression early symptom of dementia?

Can be: Certain dementias are associated with abnormal postures or movements. Partial listing includes huntington's disease, wilson's disease, neurosyphilis, aids dementia, lewy body disease. In some cases abnormal facial expression precedes the clinical dementia. ...Read more

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Is an unusual facial expression a symptom of dementia? Whats it look like?

Is an unusual facial expression a symptom of dementia? Whats it look like?

Not necessarily: If you sense flatness, unavailability, and impulsive behaviors do consult your physician asap. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is a lack of facial expression when speaking a possible symptom of dementia?

Parkinson's ?: Certain neurological diseases maybe associated with lack of facial expression or a "masked facies". Parkinson's disease or lewy body disease may present witih masked facies and be associated with dementia, but a lack of expression alone is not enough to make an association with dementia. ...Read more

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Is sundowning a symptom of alzheimer's dementia?

Is sundowning a symptom of alzheimer's dementia?

Sundowning: Can be a symptom of dementia of any kind when combined with physical problems such as hearing and vision loss. ...Read more

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Is coughing and chocking on own saliva a symptom or a part of dementia?? ( my grandfather was diagnosed 2yrs ago, wanna educate myself)

Is coughing and chocking on own saliva a symptom or a part of dementia?? ( my grandfather was diagnosed 2yrs ago, wanna educate myself)

Depends: on whether one has an acute infection with productive cough, in which case it is not a concern to want to examine the nature of the material coughed up, or if one does it regularly in the absence of acute productive cough, which can be a symptom of dementia. ...Read more

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How common is dementia at age 20? Can easily forgetting recent events, like putting something away, be a symptom? No history, dad has memory issues.

How common is dementia at age 20? Can easily forgetting recent events, like putting something away, be a symptom? No history, dad has memory issues.

Rare: You are probably alert for sx because of your dad--many other more likely explanations for your forgetfulness--when you hear hoof beats on the bridge don't think first of unicorns! ...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?

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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Is numbness in feet a symptom of progressing frontotemporal dementia? My mom is pretty inactive, overweight, and in abt. Mid-stage of ftd. Thank you.

Is numbness in feet a symptom of progressing frontotemporal dementia? My mom is pretty inactive, overweight, and in abt. Mid-stage of ftd. Thank you.

No: No, foot numbness is not a symptom of fronto-temporal dementia. But being inactive and overweight can lead to diabetes, which can be associated with numb feet and a variety of other peripheral nerve problems. Hoping you can get your mother in to see her primary care physician for a checkup soon. ...Read more

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