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Is there a relation between Asperger and Alzheimer's ?

Is there a relation between Asperger and Alzheimer's ?

Not known.: If you mean asperger syndrome, this is a form of autism characterized by impaired social interaction, and repetitive patterns of behavior. The latter manifestation can be easily confused with other mental disorders, like schizophrenia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Alzheimer's is a subtle form of dementia with memory and function loss as the main symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Maureen Nash
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Alzheimer's Disease (Definition)

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


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Is there a connection between aspergers and alzheimers?

Is there a connection between aspergers and alzheimers?

Not directly: There is no evidence that folks with preexisting aurtism spectrum disorders are at higher risk of developing any form of dementia; there is a risk that is higher for downs syndrome however. ...Read more

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Is there a relation between narcissism and alzheimer's disease?

Is there a relation between narcissism and alzheimer's disease?

Lack of empathy: I agree with my colleague that narcissistic personality disorder and alzheimer's dementia are very different conditions. But as an alzheimer's patient sinks deeper into illness, s/he can lose empathy for others. This can be very difficult for family members or other caretakers who want appreciation. Some might call the patient "narcissistic" at that point, but this not a correct diagnostic term. ...Read more

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Is there a relation between having narcissism and alzheimer's ?

Not aware: I am not aware of any such relationship. Based on what i know about both, i also can't see any reason why there would be any relationship. ...Read more

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Is there a relation between Alzheimer's disease and sodium levels?

Is there a relation between Alzheimer's disease and sodium levels?

No, but can mimic: Low sodium levels can cause symptoms that mimic dementias like alzheimer's, and can worsen cognitive function in people who actually do have alzheimer's. Hyponatremia is a "treatable cause" of delirium -- or relatively acute onset of confusion, disorientation, memory dysfunction, etc associated with a medical cause. But it is not the same as alzheimer's disease. ...Read more

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What's autism and aspergers and is there a relation?

What's autism and aspergers and is there a relation?

Aspergers. : Aspergers is awesome! the dsm5 failed. If you want to know a lot more. Watch my dr g aspie show at http://www.Southeastpsychstudios.Com. ...Read more

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Can aspergers last forever?

How long aspergers: Aspergers disorder is considered a life long condition. However, with learning social pragmatic skills and reduction of anxiety, individuals often seem more like those with non verbal learning disabilities as they get older. Key is to learn social pragmatics and how to control anxiety, either with cognitive behavioral training or with the help of medication. ...Read more

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How do you treat aspergers syndrome?

How do you treat aspergers syndrome?

Maybe with Oxytocin: Early trials with oxytocin have been encouraging. It will take some time however, for this treatment to effectively go mainstream. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Asperger Syndrome (Definition)

Asperger's syndrome is a developmental disorder affecting a person's ability to socialize and communicate effectively. Common symptoms include unusual nonverbal communication, not being sensitive of others' feelings, having difficulty understanding humor, and speaking ...Read more