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Is cognitive dysfunction an early stage of alzheimer’s?

Is cognitive dysfunction an early stage of alzheimer’s?

Many reasons: Mild cognitive impairment is often the initial manifestation of Alzheimer's but cognitive problems can be seen with vitamin deficiencies, thyroid problems, HIV and syphilis infections, and medication adverse effects. Alcohol and recreational drugs can also do this. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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I couldn't find my car the other day. Could this be due to my pregnancy or is it a sign of alzheimer's'?

I couldn't find my car the other day. Could this be due to my pregnancy or is it a sign of alzheimer's'?

Losing the car: Forgetting where you left your car is not a sign of any illness. No cause is needed. This kind of thing is normal. You have no need for concern. Alzheimers is especially unlikely considering your age. ...Read more

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How many assisted living facilities in the u.S. Have separate alzheimer's special care units?

How many assisted living facilities in the u.S. Have separate alzheimer's special care units?

Unknown: Alf are defined by federal government but there is no federal designation for memory care at the current time. Some states like oregon track this but not all states do currently. ...Read more

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Am I getting alzheimer´s disease?

Am I getting alzheimer´s disease?

Need a lot more info: To even start to give you an answer, i would need to know a lot more about you: your age, medical conditions, why you think you might be getting alzheimer's. And that's just to start. To actually make the diagnosis requires a thorough work-up including, at least, a good history, a brain scan, comprehensive psychometric testing, lab work, and a physical exam. And there's even more possibly. ...Read more

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Can there be such a thing as premature Alzheimer's disease when a female is in her mid 20's?

Can there be such a thing as premature Alzheimer's disease when a female is in her mid 20's?

Very rare: It may happen in a family where several members developed alzheimer's disease in an early age. That is because there is a bad gene transmitted in that family. ...Read more

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Should I test for alzheimer’s biomarkers or just let nature take its course?

Should I test for alzheimer’s biomarkers or just let nature take its course?

Nature: At this point, the biomarkers may increase your anxiety but not help you. I would suggest doing the things that prevent alzheimer's: 1. Routine physical exercise 2. Socialization (friends, family, etc.) 3. Routine mental exercise (crosswords, sudoku, quilting, reading) 4. Lots of fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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What is probable alzheimers?

What is probable alzheimers?

Consistent picture: Gold standard might implicate a pet scan showing classical metabolic changes in appropriate brain areas. Spinal fluid studies would confirm the disorder. The clinical picture develops without other explanation. Mental status testing reveals progressive declines without reversal. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of alzheimers?

What are symptoms of alzheimers?

10 warning signs: See this link for the 10 warning signs of alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's: http://www.Alz.Org/alzheimers_disease_know_the_10_signs.Asp. ...Read more

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What is the cause of alzheimers?

What is the cause of alzheimers?

Many causes: Try Alzheimer's.org - they have nice details. Abnormal levels of a bad protein called AB42 in oligomer form along with hyperphosphoryated tau. TDP-43 and abnormal progranulin levels and others may also play a role in some cases. Inflammation is pivotal. Genetics defects can be in coding for an enzyme that forms AB42, or one that helps clear it from the brain. ...Read more

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Is there benefit from doing crosswords for alzheimers?

Is there benefit from doing crosswords for alzheimers?

Alzheimer's: Depends on the stage of dementia. There is no cure and the further someone progresses, the less it will help. ...Read more

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What is pre-alzheimer's?

What is pre-alzheimer's?

Same as MCI: It is working in progress. Mild cognitve impairment, pre alzheimer's, syndromal alzheimer's are very similar but it is not clearly defined. Dementia is very broad term and alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia. ...Read more

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What is Alzheimer's disease?

Common dementia: Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. Memory problems, word finding problems, word substitutions errors, getting lost in places that are familiar are often early symptoms. Also forgetting how to use tools that you used to know how to use. Finally, trouble evaluating info and following plans happen later. ...Read more

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What is alzheimer's disease?

What is alzheimer's disease?

Dementia: Alzheimer's is a specific form of dementia which includes severe short term and intermediate memory disturbance. There is some evidence it is genetic. There are very specific changes I the brain, but these are not easily identified by current brain scans ...Read more

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What is alzheimer's disease?

What is alzheimer's disease?

A form of dementia: Alzheimer' s disease is one type of dementia, conditions marked by of decline in cognitive status because of brain changes which lead to problems functioning. Its exact cause is not known but the greatest risk factor is old age and some forms that run in families. Sometimes other reversible conditions such as depression or low sodium can mimic symptoms so a careful diagnosis is the first step ...Read more

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What are alzheimer's stages?

Contact the: Alzheimer's foundation, or the judy fund in california. They have all the latest information. ...Read more

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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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What causes Alzheimer's disease?

What causes Alzheimer's disease?

Unknown at present: Alzheimer's disease is one type of dementia, conditions marked by of decline in cognitive status & because of problems functioning.In spite of continuing research at this time exact cause is not known but greatest risk factor is old age & some forms run in families. Sometimes other conditions such as depression or low sodium can mimic symptom or worsen QOL so a careful diagnosis is first step. ...Read more

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Is alzheimer's disease inherited?

Is alzheimer's disease inherited?

Likely yes: If there is a strong history of alzheimer's disease in the family like grandparents, parents, uncles, aunts, brothers or sisters, then you could be at risk of developing it. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms for alzheimer?

What is the symptoms for alzheimer?

Alzheimer's Dementia: Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia, a progressive deterioration of brain function that destroys memory and thinking skills. Early symptoms can be short-term memory lapses and problems with word-finding. Physical changes in the brain accompany worsening memory, confusion, language, sensory processing, learning, and conscious thought. For further info: http://tinyurl.Com/7gwkcq3. ...Read more

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How to know if we have Alzheimer's ?

Trouble with memory: Alzheimer's disease by definition is a problem with memory as well as another cognitive function such as executive functioning (planning out tasks). There is usually a component of impaired function. The biggest risk factor is age; if you are concerned about yourself, the odds of an 18 Y.O. With alzheimer's is extremely low. Most ad patients don't believe anything is wrong with their memory. ...Read more