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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Loss Of Cognition (Overview)

Loss of cognition is a symptom in which a person has lost some thinking ability. The loss of cognition can be mild or worse. A person with mild loss of cognition (cognitive impairment) is able to do everyday activities but has difficulty with memory, such as trouble remembering the names of people he meets, trouble following along in a conversation, and having a tendency to misplace things.


Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
6 doctors shared insights

Loss Of Cognition (Overview)

Loss of cognition is a symptom in which a person has lost some thinking ability. The loss of cognition can be mild or worse. A person with mild loss of cognition (cognitive impairment) is able to do everyday activities but has difficulty with memory, such as trouble remembering the names of people he meets, trouble following along in a conversation, and having a tendency to misplace things.


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Is endurance exercise better for mental cognition than strength exercise?

Is endurance exercise better for mental cognition than strength exercise?

Best=what you'll do!: Yes, endurance/other activity that raises hr is better than simply lifting weights, eg. But the regimen need not be overly strenuous. Even walking has been shown to have beneficial effects on cognitive function of "seniors" (note the numerous articles by art kramer, phd, and colleagues). So it is best to select or continue an activity that is enjoyable and engage in it on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Is there no any therapy to treat or to minimize the after effects left by bacterial meningitis? Like some cognition problem, clumsiness, mood swings...

Is there no any therapy to treat or to minimize the after effects left by bacterial meningitis? Like some cognition problem, clumsiness, mood swings...

Mennigitis: Yes there is therapy usually done through a neuropsychologist. Check with a neuro-rehab facility they should be able to direct you. ...Read more

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If a family member has a tumor affects cognition and refuse treatment, is there anything a doctor can do?

Sometimes: The patient has to be declared mentally incompetent by a judge before a physician can do something -- unless it is an emergency, it which case two physicians can agree they are doing the best thing for a patient and treat. However, this does not sound like an emergency. Advanced care directives and health care directives try to cover this eventuality. ...Read more

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How to get rid of loose skin after wieght loss?

How to get rid of loose skin after wieght loss?

Loose skin can be ..: removed surgically in most areas of the body. Common procedures are arm and leg lifts breast lift and tummy tuck. Congratulations on you weight loss. A consultation with a Plastic Surgeon can help you decide if the trade off of a scar is worth removal of the extra skin., ...Read more

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How can you prevent further eyesight loss?

How can you prevent further eyesight loss?

Vision loss: To some extent, your final glasses prescription is determined by your parents. However, other factors such as nutrition and overall health, amount of reading, eye injuries, smoking, medications used, can affect your eyes. Thus, when reading, take a break every 30 minutes, eat a healthy diet with lots of green vegetables and fish, wear eye protection when using power tools or working in the yard. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of anhedonia and cognition problems from lifelong depression?

How can I get rid of anhedonia and cognition problems from lifelong depression?

Effective treatment: If asking this question, you and your doctor have evidently not yet found effective treatments to relieve your symptoms. I see diagnoses of psychosis nos, major depression, etc along with abilify, (aripiprazole) modafinil, and tegretol. I do not know if other things are going on also. But you can get other psychiatrists to review your full case, possibly at a university medical center. More options exist. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get loss of consciousness off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get loss of consciousness off and on?

Lost consciousness: If you had real loss of consciousness then i hope you are under the care of a physician. If you had more than one episode of sudden loss of consciousness then you need a full work up. Are those caused by seizures, or by a cardiac arrhythmia, aortic stenosis or tias, medication effect, or just fear. Get a neurologist & cardiac evaluation or at least go to your pcp. ...Read more

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Does Paroxetine causes permanent slow cognition, loss of alertness and attention?

Does Paroxetine causes permanent slow cognition, loss of alertness and attention?

Not permanent: The side effects of Paxil, (paroxetine) as with many SSRI antidepressants can cause slower cognition, and loss of alertness and attention, however, these side effects should go away, or dissipate when the drug is stopped, with a few weeks. Since depression can also cause these symptoms, I would be careful blaming this on the drug if it hasn't been taken for at least 4-6 weeks regularly ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Cognition (Definition)

In science, cognition is a group of mental processes that includes attention, memory, producing and understanding language, learning, reasoning, problem ...Read more