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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Alcoholic Dementia

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Will grandpa with alcoholic dementia eventually forget to drink, and solve his own drinking problem?

Will grandpa with alcoholic dementia eventually forget to drink, and solve his own drinking problem?

Unlikely: Alcoholism is such a strong addiction that it sometimes overrides even the strongest of the biological instincts, i.e. Eating and sex. It is not likely that grandpa will simply forget that he likes to drink. ...Read more

Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dementia (Definition)

Dementia is 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 thought, memory, and language. Vascular Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia are some ...Read more


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Alcoholic husband with cirrhosis has sundown symptoms, is this normal. alcohol related dementia?

Alcoholic husband with cirrhosis has sundown symptoms, is this normal. alcohol related dementia?

Needs labs checked: It is important to check ammonia levels , CBC and basic metabolic profile. Please see a physician as soon as possible for better evaluation. ...Read more

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Is developing inappropriate facial expressions a symptom of dementia?

Is developing inappropriate facial expressions a symptom of dementia?

Possibly...: If one has dementia, that could explain such symptoms; otherwise, emotional, neuropsychological and/or organic factors would need to be explored. ...Read more

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Are anxiety and dementia symptoms identical?

Are anxiety and dementia symptoms identical?

No - very different: Anxiety includes emotions of dread, apprehension ; worry, and physical symptoms such as pounding heart, sweating, tremors/twitches, nausea, dizziness, shortness of breath, muscle tension, and headaches. Dementia is completely different -- it's a loss of brain function affecting memory, thinking, language, judgment, and behavior. A person with dementia may certainly feel anxious, though. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of vascular dementia?

What are symptoms of vascular dementia?

Step down process: Vascular dementia is caused by poor circulation to parts of the brain caused by ongoing "mini-strokes" that occur. Alzheimer's dementia is a chronic gradual decline, whereas vascular dementia can have sudden decreases in physical and cognitive functioning. Like walking down the stairs. They may be stable, sharp decline, stable, sharp decline etc. ...Read more

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What symptoms suggest Lewy body dementia?

What symptoms suggest Lewy body dementia?

Clinical Features: Neurodegenerative d/o featuring milder physical parkinsonism than parkinson's disease typically. (slowed movements, stiff/rigid muscles & posture, possibly resting tremor). But with early dementia, often with associated psychosis (visual hallucinations, delusional thoughts), excessive sleepiness, depression/anxiety/apathy, & rbd. Rbd = rem behavior d/o, causing acting-out of dreams in rem sleep. ...Read more

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Does radiation cause symptoms of dementia?

Does radiation cause symptoms of dementia?

Not sure what type: Of radiation you are referring to. Could you be more specific? ...Read more

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What are the early signs and symptoms of dementia?

Memory problems: Alzheimers is the most common type of dementia. First there is trouble forming a memory and ultimately an inability to form a new memory. Word finding problems and trouble paying bills, driving safely, and making decisions follows. ...Read more

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What are the psychiatric/mental symptoms of dementia?

What are the psychiatric/mental symptoms of dementia?

There can be many.: Patients suffering from dementia can exhibit many different psychiatric symptom such as depression, anxiety, agitation, hopelessness, helplessness, suicidal ideation, apathy, mania, and psychosis. Some patients may exhibit aggression and combative behaviors. These underlying psychiatric symptoms/conditions should be assessed and treated independently of the underlying dementia. ...Read more

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Could hearing imaginary sound be early symptoms of dementia?

Not really: It is just a symptom of high Dopamine should not scare u at all.The brain can play tricks on u in all the senses auditory visual oifactory gustatory and kinesthestic so all senses can be involved and Dopamine is the neurotransmitter which plays the trick when human being hallucinate as the threshold which filters so medicine which decrease Dopamine which may be increased due to many. Reasons is rx. ...Read more