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Are there other types of dementias besides alzheimer's disease?

Are there other types of dementias besides alzheimer's disease?

Yes: To name the few., alzheimer's dementia; vascular dementia (used to be called multi-infarct dementia); dementia with lewy bodies (dlb). Below is the link with descriptions of various types of dementia and possible etiology: http://www.Alz.Org/dementia/types-of-dementia.Asp. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Except dementia, are there medical conditions that can mimic alzheimers?

Except dementia, are there medical conditions that can mimic alzheimers?

Yes...: Alzh is just one cause of dementia; there are at least 60 causes of dementia....Some can be from treatable medical conditions; side effects of meds; low thyroid and b12, syphilis; lyme disease, to name a few... ...Read more

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What other common dementia types are there besides alzheimer's?

What other common dementia types are there besides alzheimer's?

Dementia types: Other common types include: vascular dementia (caused by multiple strokes); other degenerative neurological diseases (frontotemporal dementia, dementia with lewy bodies, parkinson’s, and huntingtons); infections that affect the central nervous system (hiv dementia, creutzfeldt-jakob disease); chronic drug, alcohol, or other substance abuse; and hydrocephalus (accumulation of fluid in the brain). ...Read more

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Are there subtle changes in early Alzheimer's or dementia, that might normally be dismissed? Any other symptoms besides memory loss?

Are there subtle changes in early Alzheimer's or dementia, that might normally be dismissed? Any other symptoms besides memory loss?

Very subtle: Watch for irritability, frustration , sense of confusion. It will progress to anger, anxiety, depression.Depending on the premorbid intelectual level, the above signs will be more or less prominent. Still memory loss is the redflag! ...Read more

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What are other early pregnancy symptoms?

What are other early pregnancy symptoms?

Sx's: Usually none but could have breast swelling & tenderness, food aversions, nausea. Other sx's that occur in pregnancy include: darkened areolas, thin, white & milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings,^ gas, insomnia, gagging & yawning. ...Read more

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Are there any other diseases that mimic ms?

Are there any other diseases that mimic ms?

Yes: Unfortunately, many symptoms of MS are shared in common with other medical conditions. Your neurologist will be in a good position to screen for these issues once a thorough review of medical history and exam findings are available. ...Read more

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What are examples of diseases similar to Parkinson's and/or huntington's?

What are examples of diseases similar to Parkinson's and/or huntington's?

Opposites: Parkinson's disease is a condition with loss of ability to initiate movements. (other than involuntary tremor in 70 %) One can see excessive involuntary movements with peak dose dyskinesias in treating it. Athetosis and choreaform movements are seen in Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sydenham's chorea (from rheumatic fever) One can also see this with tardive dyskinesia and neuroacanthocytosis. ...Read more

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Are there symptoms other than having memory loss with regards to alzheimer's?

Are there symptoms other than having memory loss with regards to alzheimer's?

Yes: Memory loss is the most common symptom of alzheimer's. However, alzheimer's dementia refers to a global decline in cognitive abilities. Problems with reasoning and the completion of tasks is common as are difficulties with judgement. As alzheimer's gets worse, depression, delusions, and hallucinations occur that lead to combative behaviour. ...Read more

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Are there diseases similar to diabetes?

Are there diseases similar to diabetes?

Yes and no: Diabetes is serious, incurable, a major disturbance in metabolism, predisposes people to atherosclerosis, predisposes to small vessel disease, causes the kidneys to fail, compromises neutrophil function, is autoimmune (type i) or polygenic (type ii), is lifestyle-modifiable, and is common. It shares each with dozens of other diseses. Classroom compare-and-contrast work is for little kids. ...Read more

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Are there stages in alzheimer?

Are there stages in alzheimer?

Absolutely: Alzheimer disease can only be definitively diagnosed by a neuropathologist at the time of autopsy. Pathologically, there are six stages of alzheimer disease. Most older adults have early pathologic changes of alzheimer disease (stages i or ii), but they remain intellectually intact. ...Read more

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Are dementia and alzheimer's the same thing?

No: Dementia can be defined as a progressive decline in cognitive function. Alzheimer's is a one of the causes of dementia. ...Read more

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Are there any conditions that mimic symptoms of pregnancy, including similar proteins in urine?

Are there any conditions that mimic symptoms of pregnancy, including similar proteins in urine?

The symtpoms of : Pregnancy can be mimiced bby many conditions.. Talk to ur md. On another note, if a urine pregnancy test is positive, your body is truly making hcg. There are rare cases when the blood HCG level comes back falsely elevated due to interference with antibodies in the maternal blood stream that disrupt the lab test. My best advice would be to consult your obgyn if you continue to be concern. ...Read more

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Missed Periods... Are there any other ways women can miss their periods...opposite- •stress, & •pregnancy?

Missed Periods... Are there any other ways women can miss their periods...opposite- •stress, & •pregnancy?

Missed periods: yes. Excessive stress. Excessive exercise that drops body fat to certain percentage can make your period stop. Malnutrition. And of course pregnancy. Hope this helps. Dr R. ...Read more

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Is donepezil used for anything other than Alzheimer's disease?

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Is donepezil used for anything other than Alzheimer's disease?

Aricept (donepezil): Off label, still under testing, for vascular dementia, for sleep apnea in alzheimer's disease, post-coronary bypass cognitive impairment, schizophrenia, adhd, cognitive impairment in multiple sclerosis & down syndrome, & speech impairment in autistic kids. ...Read more

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Is schizophrenia related to other brain diseases such as dementia or senility?

Is schizophrenia related to other brain diseases such as dementia or senility?

Schizophrenia: Not necessarily, check with your treating doctor if you are concerned with memory difficulties. Best. ...Read more

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Is there any other sexual infectious diseases that cause death other than hiv?

Is there any other sexual infectious diseases that cause death other than hiv?

Yes indeed: The most common by far is HPV causing cervical or anal cancer. Next probably is hepatitis B, which can prove fatal over time, either directly by liver damage or from liver cancer. Syphilis very rarely is fatal in adults, but occasionally causes congenital infection with fetal death (miscarriage or stillbirth). Extremely rarely, complications of gonorrhea, chlamydia, or herpes can be fatal. ...Read more

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Are there any early warning signs of epilepsy?

Are there any early warning signs of epilepsy?

For seizures: Some are at risk for epilepsy- major head trauma, stroke, brain infection, strong family history are risks. Some get warnings of seizure: funny smells, tastes, abnormal feelings in stomach, shaking of an arm or leg. These may be beginnings of seizures. ...Read more

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