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Neurofeedback And Comatose Patients
Can patients (age 12) with autism and seizure disorder experience gains in cognitive and social function post seizure activity?
Seizure/Autism: Sure.Get a more detailed answer ›
Consultation: Chemo is tough on the body and can cause multiple things to occur. Talk to your Doctor about what you are finding. They need to know to property schedule to correct type and dosage of chemo. ...Read more
Patience/compassion: It is hard to watch a viable adult dwindle in to memory loss as with alzheimer's. Most people who communicate with them have patience, understanding, and can read body language and facial cues. Caregivers remember what these patients liked and how to help them and communicate that to nurses. Art, music, and old pictures reach the long term memories of these patients and that helps. ...Read more
Experimental: DBS of Cingulate Gyrus area 25 of the brain with electrodes has demonstrated positive benefits for some very depressed folks. The treatment is surgery, however, and is still classed as experimental. What constitutes a good candidate varies, but usually includes refractory response to other methods and a reasonable health status to survive surgery. Not enough is yet known for longterm effects. ...Read more
In hospital for severe cognitive impairment, exacerbated bipolar, migraines, extreme dissociation+more. Mri and EEG cleared. Hopeless and need answers?
Work w/ your team: The team of providers in the hospital are the very best place to start. They have the best chance of knowing about your condition. They can try treatments and evaluate results. Talk to them. Ask them questions and tell them the detailed truth. It is never hopeless - it may be a great challenge and the results may not be what you'd expected, but never, ever are things 'hopeless'. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can we use antipsychotics for patients with Alzheimer's disease and psychosis knowing that antipsychotics may lead to death in patients with dementia ?
Sometimes, no choice: Antipsychotics are best avoided in managing agitation in dementia. However, if the agitation is the result of actual psychosis i.e., delusions and hallucinations, the risk/benefit ratio often shifts in favor of using antipsychotics, as untreated psychosis itself is a risk of factor for serious injury to self/others. Hope this helps. ...Read more
What specifc therapy can be given to multi infarct stroke dementia patient, 67, to improve cognitive functions and part memory loss. Also need tips for the caregiver to understand the patients needs?
Support groups: A support group for caregivers of dementia patients or alzheimer's patients can be very helpful. There you can find out from others what their troubles have been and what they have tried. The alzheimer's association or the alzheimer's foundation of america have good online websites with information that often applies to all types of dementia including multiinfarct or vascular dementia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What percentage of Parkinson's disease patients are good candidates for deep brain stimulation (DBS)?
Parkinson Diseases: DBS is typically reserved for patients with end stage type disease that failing medications. It is not a first line type of therapy. ...Read more
Depends.: Modafinil is used for difficulty staying awake due to Narcolepsy, shift work disorders, idiopathic hypersomnia and had been used for ADHD/ADD even if it not one of the indications. Chemo brain is characterized by neurological symptoms:confusion, disorganization, verbal and visual memory problems, difficulty learning new skills, difficulty with word finding and do not respond to Modafinil . ...Read more
Geriatric issues: It sounds like these issues are best approached by a geriatric psychologist, and a geriatric psychiatrist. Which is to say, you're looking for a psychologist and a psychiatrist both of whom specialize in geriatric issues, like the ones that you have described. State psychology and psychiatric organizations can help you find the best practitioners for these issues. ...Read more
Good chance!: Lorazepam can cause confusion which can cause agitation and sleeplessness (even though it is normally sedating). A good thing to stop using by a lot of people! But it has to be tapered slowly and carefully if a person has been on it for a long time or withdrawal can cause confusion, agitation, sleeplessness and seizures! The are other causes of confusion as well. See doc to sort out. ...Read more
Can a md. Deny medicare-paid hospice end-stage dementia patient physical therapy if patient's family requests it to maintain movement with new law?
Hmmm . . . : Could there maybe be a disagreement between this physician and your family about what's in the patient's best interests? This is a deep discussion that involves much thought and consideration, and which deserves scheduled time with your relative's doctor to go over treatment plans, prognosis, etc. Maybe such a discussion can resolve these issues? Doctors want to help, not hurt or harm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can all patients of borderline personality disorder get sent to mental institutions for some time?
Phosphatidylserine (fos-fuh-tie-dul-SER-een) is a dietary supplement that has received some interest as a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease and other memory problems: Several studies with phosphatidylserine indicate improved cognitive abilities and behaviors. However, improvements lasted only a few months and were seen in people with the least severe symptoms. Initially, phosphatidylserine supplements were derived from the brain cells of cows. But because of concerns about mad cow disease, most manufacturers now produce the supplements from soy or cabbage derivatives. Preliminary studies have shown that plant-based phosphatidylserine supplements may also offer benefits, but more research is needed. However, no modern studies have continued to focus on phosphatidylserine, suggesting its limited effect. Keep in mind that the Food and Drug Administration doesn't require manufacturers to provide evidence of the potential risks and benefits of phosphatidylserine — or of any supplement. Consult your doctor before starting any dietary supplement. ...Read more
Huntington's Disease: Huntington patients lose the ability to communicate before the lose understanding. Alternative forms of communication are available on card, on computers and the ipad. The patient point to letters symbols, or pictures to make their needs or wants known. These are often free or low cost and available online at numerous web pages. Look under symbol and picture communication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer