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What does senile dementia uncomplicated mean?

What does senile dementia uncomplicated mean?

Old terminology: Senile dementia is an old term for what we now call late onset alzheimer's disease. Uncompicated means without delusions, depression or other behavior disturbance. ...Read more

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Dementia (Definition)

A brain disorder that seriously affects a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. The most common form of dementia among older people is Alzheimer’s disease (AD), which initially involves the parts of the brain that control ...Read more


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What does "senile dementia, uncomplicated" mean?

What does "senile dementia, uncomplicated" mean?

Usually Alzheimers: Before the 1970's Alzheimers was thought to be rare and develop before age 65. It was also wrongly thought that all older people developed senility or dementia. So the term senile dementia was used but this is now known to be late onset Alzheimer's. Uncomplicated usually means without behavior disturbance. ...Read more

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Is there hereditary component of senile dementia?

Is there hereditary component of senile dementia?

Yes to DAT and FTD: For early onset Alzheimer's, there are 3 rare genes that increase risk markedly. These are very rare. For late onset, there in one gene that elevates risk some. For frontotemporal dementias, genetics are behind about 40% of those cases. ...Read more

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I saw a term “pre-senile dementia”. What is that?

Old term: Not used that often anymore; used to refer to a person who developed dementia before 65, then felt to be the only form of alzheimer;s disease.... ...Read more

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Differences between senile dementia and altzheimers disease?

They are the same: It used to be thought that alzheimers only happened to young people-what we now call early onset alzheimers dementia. It was also thought that getting senile happened to all older adults. We now know senility and dementia are not normal aging. ...Read more

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What does senile dementia mean?

Dementia: Loss of cognitive ability (ie dementia) that occurs in old age (senile). This could include alzheimers or multi infarct (from strokes). ...Read more

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What are the causes of senile dementia?

What are the causes of senile dementia?

3 main causes: Alzheimer's disease, lewy body dementia and vascular dementia are the top 3 causes. Death of brain cells results from the abnormal accumulation of proteins in the first 2 disorders. Vascular refers to loss of brain cells from little stroke-like events that deprive them of nutrition. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of senile dementia?

Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of senile dementia?

Memory loss: Senile dementia, now more commonly called alzheimers disease presents intiallty with short term memory loss, but there may be behavioral changes as well. A dementia is diagnosed when one can no longer remain independent because of cognitive impairment. Other areas of brain function are affected as well including visuospatial, reasoning and the ability to perform basic activities of living. ...Read more

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What's the difference between presenile and senile dementia and altzheimers disease?

Dementia: Is a general term for memory loss. Presenile simply means a dementia that occurred before expected. Senile means dementia that has occurred at a "more appropriate" age. Alzheimer's is a particular type of dementia. ...Read more

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Are senile dementia and alzheimer's nearly the same disease?

Controversial: For some drs. They are the same. Some neurologists make a difference based on the age of presentation (the older most likely "senile") and probably other features. The term alzheimer's is reserved for most insidious earlier onset. For a detailed discussion.... http://www. Alzinfo. Org/08/about-alzheimers/senile-dementia. ...Read more

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What's the difference between Alzheimer's and senile dementia?

"senile" = outdated: The term "senile" was used in older classification systems and is no longer valid. It implies old age, cognitive impairment, and is very nonspecific. The appropriate descriptive terms for dementia should be the etiology (alzheimer's, vascular, picks, lewy body, and others). ...Read more

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Can a cold affect dementia?

Sort of: When someone with dementia has an acute illness it taxes what cognitive reserves they have. So a cold will not change the course of the illness or the brain cell death involved but may worsen cognition or behavior problems. ...Read more

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Why do people get dementia?

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Why do people get dementia?

Dementia: Too wide to describe here, but u can google the word & get full description of causes of cognitive deficits. Summary is that there are either genetic such as fragile x syndrome, fixed such as brain injury, slowly progressive such as infection, a feature of other conditions such as parkinson's disease, or rapidly progressive dementias such as organ failure. ...Read more

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How do you treat/care for dementia?

Individualize: The treatment of dementia is varied based on the type of the behavior the patient is presented, the availibility of primary caregiver, the level of cooperation, prior/current medications use, the currrent environmental setting and medical conditions. So there are many way to treat or to control symptoms for dementia and therefore it needs to be individualize. ...Read more

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Are lost car keys a sign of dementia?

Signs of dementia: No- losing our car keys is not a sign of dementia. This is a very common problem. No one would suspect dementia based on this symptom.

Signs of dementia include difficulty with memory, language, drawing, calculations, planning, making lists and completing complex tasks. A good example is forgetting to care for personal hygeine, clean your home or shop for food for may days. ...Read more

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Do I have beginning stages of dementia?

Maybe: You are asking a generic question, but do not detail your symptoms or challenges. Suggest you find a psychiatrist, geriatric specialist, or psychologist to assess your cognitive and emotional state, and if it appears your intellect is compromised, an appropriate evaluation could proceed. ...Read more

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