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What Are Some Common Causes Of Dementia In The Elderly
Alzheimers: 70% of people who have dementia have alzheimers disease. But strokes can cause vascular dementia. Lewy body dementia and frontal temporal lobe dementia are also fairly common. Less common types include alcohol, head injuries, and excessiive spinal fluid. There are many other neurological illnesses that can lead to dementia too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Memory is first: By definition, if you have dementia you have a problem with memory. Other symptoms include problems with language, trouble using objects like tools, trouble evaluating and processing information, trouble knowing that you have deficits. Other types of symptoms include delusions, hallucinations, depression, anxiety, aggression, disinhibition, irritability and mood lability. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drop blood pressure: In general fainting is caused by a drop in blood flow to the brain. This can be caused by a number of reasons . It can be caused by a sudden drop in heart rate, an erratic ineffective heart rate., drop in blood pressure caused by ineffective constriction of veins that sometimes is caused caused by dehydration or sudden standing. These are just some of the causes. ...Read more
Wow: It is so uncommon I guess I would say dementia from alcohol and drug abuse, vascular origin and maybe post traumatic would be most common in that age group. You can go way out and say perhaps some severe metabolic disorders like hypothyroidism might be a cause... But all these are really really uncommon. ...Read more
Many causes: Some are heredity like huntingtons, early alzheimers, some are vascular with same risk as heart disease, others are due to infection (menigitits) or trauma (ie multiple head trauma), some related to auto immune disease. Clearly too many types to worry about. Eat healthy and exercise, get regular check-up and enjoy your brain now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms of Diabetes: Symptoms of diabetes are the same no matter what the age. They include increased thirst, urinating large volumes, blurry vision, yeast infections, and in some cases a dark area on the back of the neck, arm pits, any body folds especially, called acanthosis nigricans. If there is any question of diabetes, the teenager should see a doctor for blood tests. Diabetes is a lifestyle disease. ...Read more
Let me explain: Although the underlying causes of epilepsy are usually not known, certain factors are known to provoke seizures in people with epilepsy. Avoiding these triggers can help you avoid seizures and live better with epilepsy: missing medication doses heavy alcohol use cocaine or other drug use, such as ecstasy lack of sleep other drugs that interfere with seizure medications. ...Read more
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