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Is Developing Inappropriate Facial Expressions A Symptom Of Dementia
Not necessarily: If you sense flatness, unavailability, and impulsive behaviors do consult your physician asap. Good luck. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: Many, many causes from temporary gas to a nasty disease. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is coughing and chocking on own saliva a symptom or a part of dementia?? ( my grandfather was diagnosed 2yrs ago, wanna educate myself)
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dad's had dementia for a while but recently developed new symptoms:shaking, high levels anxiety, motor mouth, inability to rest or settle.How to help?
Psychiatric symptoms: These types of neuropsychiatric symptoms are very common in people with dementia. Making sure your loved one gets enough exercise and eats and drinks healthily are important. If the symptoms continue to worsen or are affecting quality of life see a geriatric psychiatrist for help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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