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Are there way to tell if a person is senile?

Are there way to tell if a person is senile?

Dementia: Dementia is a syndrome characterised by memory loss and its impact on the persons ability to function independently. Common causes of dementia include alzheimers disease, stroke, parkinsons disease, lewy body dementia and others. A full medical and cognitive assessment should be done to assess for potential "reversible" causes of memory loss. ...Read more

Paranoid (Definition)

Someone who fears others mean to harm him/her in some way. They may believe or think others are spying on them or plotting to kill them. When the fear is totally irrational and without basis it may be delusional ...Read more


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Are there ways to tell if a person is going senile?

Are there ways to tell if a person is going senile?

a sequence: Senility slowly progresses from difficulty in short term memory (where are my keys?), to loss of orientation, loss of recognition of people well known, unusual moods (laughing, sexual hyperactivity, depression), and in more advanced states disorientation, loss of bodily function control, complete confusion. Any change in the usual behavior and activity could be a clue. ...Read more

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What causes senile purpura?

What causes senile purpura?

We don't know: The condition is referred to as idiopathic, which means that we haven't worked out the pathology, or mechanism of the problem. Purpura is bruising, senile purpura occurs in older people. It can be worsened by blood thinners such as aspirin, fish oil, Plavix or coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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What does senile dementia mean?

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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Am I getting demented, senile or is it short term memory loss?

Don't know: You will need to discuss your symptoms in detail with your physician. Cannot answer that as asked. As we age many have short term memory issues...Lovingly called senior moments. I like to believe my brain is dumping information that I no longer need so I can put new stuff in! Short term memory loss is not the same as dementia but can be an early sign. If concerned see your doc! ...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 is senile madness?

What is senile madness?

Not sure but: At first blush it sounds like a form of progressive dementia and gets worse with age. Your term is not commonly used in contemporary medicine. ...Read more

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Are there ways to tell if a person is getting senile?

Are there ways to tell if a person is getting senile?

Dementia: Dementia is a syndrome characterised by memory loss and its impact on the persons ability to function independently. Common causes of dementia include alzheimers disease, stroke, parkinsons disease, lewy body dementia and others. A full medical and cognitive assessment should be done to assess for potential "reversible" causes of memory loss. ...Read more

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What is senile nuclear sclerosis?

What is senile nuclear sclerosis?

Cataracts: Just a fancy way to say you have cataracts due to getting older ...Read more

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What is "senile nuclear sclerosis"?

What is "senile nuclear sclerosis"?

Senile nuclear...: Nuclear sclerosis is an age-related change in the density of the crystalline lens nucleus that occurs in all older animals. It is caused by compression of older lens fibers in the nucleus by new fiber formation. The denser construction of the nucleus causes it to scatter light. Although nuclear sclerosis may describe a type of early cataract in human medicine. ...Read more

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What's senile calific aortic stenosis?

What's senile calific aortic stenosis?

Stiff valve: As we age, wear and tear on heart valves cause them to thicken and calcify. As this happens the valve become stiff and does not open very well. This partial opening is called a stenosis. It reduces blood flow to the body. ...Read more

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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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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 is the main difference between cortical and senile cataract.?

What is the main difference between cortical and senile cataract.?

Cataract types: A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. Most people will develop a diffuse clouding of the lens with age. This is referred to as a "nuclear sclerotic" cataract, or a senile cataract. It develops slowly after age 50-60, and may never have to be removed. A cortical cataract is a clouding usually on the front of the lens and may cause signficant glare. It may develop more quickly. ...Read more

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What is a condition called senile cataract. Can you please explain it?

What is a condition called senile cataract. Can you please explain it?

Senile Cataract: Cataract is a clouding of the natural lens inside the eye. Senile refers to the cataract developing due to age, as compared to trauma or medications. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a senile cataract?

What is the treatment for a senile cataract?

Senile cataract: This really depends on how the cataract affects your vision. If vision is a problem then you will need cataract surgery. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the treatment for senile cataract?

Please help! What is the treatment for senile cataract?

Standard removal: The standard of care is the performance of phacoemulsification removal in a surgical eye operative suite. This is certainly true for senile cataracts which are those which occur in the aged. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is senile calific aortic stenosis?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is senile calific aortic stenosis?

Degeneration: The aortic valve connects the heart (left ventricle specifically) to the aorta, which carries blood throughout the body. Aortic stenosis is obstruction at the valve level to flow through the valve. This increases the workload on the left ventricle. Senile calcific as is a degeneration of the valve, which calcium deposition in the valve. This is different than a congenitally abnormal valve. ...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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How old are men on average when they become senile?

How old are men on average when they become senile?

Most do not: Senility in all its forms appears in the usual biological 'bell shaped curve'. There is no average age for the onset and it depends upon the type and the overall health of each individual. Hope for the best and may you be one of the majority for whom this does not happen. ...Read more

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Do I have the right to tell a person he is going senile or crazy?

YES: Honesty is best policy in medicine
but I would consult near relatives and get thei opinion. ...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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