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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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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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How can people die from alzheimers?

How can people die from alzheimers?

Causes: Most commonly, become susceptible to an infection, and most commonly die from pneumonia, but due to age, co-morbidities can emerge, such as a heart attack or stroke, and this can cause demise also. Severe trauma may be another category. ...Read more

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Is lashing out a symptom of alzheimers?

Is lashing out a symptom of alzheimers?

Yes: #10 of the alzheimer's association's 10 signs is change in mood & personality. Check out the complete list here at http://www.Alz.Org/alzheimers_disease_10_signs_of_alzheimers.Asp. ...Read more

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What can be initial signs of alzheimers?

What can be initial signs of alzheimers?

Forgetfulness: Memory loss for new, not old, information is the first sign of alzheimer disease (ad). Before ad, people begin with amnestic mild cognitive impairment, which is diagnosed after neuropsychological testing indicates that there is a notable deficit in memory in the presence of otherwise intact cognitive and daily functioning. Ad usually develops in the 70s, but other dementias can develop earlier. ...Read more

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How to know if I have early onset alzheimers?

How to know if I have early onset alzheimers?

10 signs: You can get this information at http://www.Alz.Org/national/documents/checklist_10signs.Pdf. ...Read more

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How does exercise help people with alzheimers?

How does exercise help people with alzheimers?

It does: The exact mechanism is not known, but people with alzheimer's who do low-moderate level aerobic exercise (like a stationary bike or treadmill) daily have slower disease progression, less anger/anxiety and fewer complication than those who do not. Remember that the exercise must be supervised, especially for those with severe dementia, so that person does not get hurt or wander off. ...Read more

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