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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. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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What does cognitive development mean?

What does  cognitive development mean?

Intelligence: Related to growth and differentiation of the brain around mental tasks, intelligence, problem solving, etc. ...Read more

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6 month-old sleeps max. of 7 hrs/night, & takes no naps (literally, none) during day. Is this sufficient sleep for healthy cognitive development?

6 month-old sleeps max. of 7 hrs/night, & takes no naps (literally, none) during day. Is this sufficient sleep for healthy cognitive development?

Half as much...: 7 hours of sleep is about half as much in a day as one would expect for a 6 month old. I would look into the environment (? overstimulation) and help encourage some more rest time. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can the environment of traditional neonatal intensive care units (nicus) influence preterm babies cognitive, and social development?

Can you tell me how can the environment of traditional neonatal intensive care units (nicus) influence preterm babies cognitive, and social development?

NICUs and developmen: The noisy and painful experiences in nicus of the past appeared to affect babies development. Added to that, the lack of parental contact has been shown to be detrimental. Modern, progressive nicus encourage parents to participate in their baby's care or provide surrogates (cuddlers). They cluster care to minimize interruption of babies' natural cycles. They decrease noise and other stimuli. ...Read more

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Why is daily physical activity important for cognitive health?

Why is daily physical activity important for cognitive health?

Likely blood flow.: Daily physical activity helps the blood flow better. This means blood flows to the brain better, and makes it work better, unless there are complications, like brain diseases. It also relieves tension, and helps sleep since it makes a person tired after activity. This, and a balanced diet, and enough sleep can make a person feel invigorated and very alert. ...Read more

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What is mild cognitive impairment or early dementia?

What is mild cognitive impairment or early dementia?

MCI: The most important point is that mci does not always progress to alzheimer's. On exam, a good psychiatrist or psychologist can pick up subtle changes in cognition. But does not rise to the level of dementia. ...Read more

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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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Can nuvigil mitigate symptoms of early onset dementia? Is there a more effective drug to help combat the cognitive symptoms?

Can nuvigil mitigate symptoms of early onset dementia?  Is there a more effective drug to help combat the cognitive symptoms?

Ask your neurologist: It is my understanding that Nuvigil is a drug promoting wakefulness and is used for such conditions as sleep disorders or fatigue disorders. There are other drugs, such as aricept, Exelon (rivastigmine) , razadyne or Namenda which are used for early stages of dementia. This drugs help to slow down the trajectory of cognitive decline. Your neurologist will be the one to tell you which drug is best for you. ...Read more

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What are the signs on either A physical or cognitive examination To be able to tell there is a dramatic significant loss of neurons and brain cells ?

What are the signs on either A physical or cognitive examination To be able to tell there is a dramatic significant loss of neurons and brain cells ?

Drs & psychologists: train for many years to learn how to detect changes in cognitive abilities. Often they draw their conclusions from psychological evaluations or by comparing a person over time. It is impossible in 400 characters to explain the training and guidelines which lead to their noting a dramatic change in brain functioning. Sadly,if some1has given that diagnosis 2someone U love, talk 2 them 2 find out why ...Read more