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Doctor insights on: What Ethnicity Does Alzheimer's Affect The Most

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Is cognitive dysfunction an early stage of alzheimer’s?

Is cognitive dysfunction an early stage of alzheimer’s?

Many reasons: Mild cognitive impairment is often the initial manifestation of Alzheimer's but cognitive problems can be seen with vitamin deficiencies, thyroid problems, HIV and syphilis infections, and medication adverse effects. Alcohol and recreational drugs can also do this. ...Read more

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Dr. Maureen Nash
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Alzheimer's Disease (Definition)

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Are there any correlations of IBS to nervous system disorders like alzheimer's and parkinson's? What about correlations with ethnic background? If so, what is the hypothesis as to why these corrltns?

Are there any correlations of IBS to nervous system disorders like alzheimer's and parkinson's? What about correlations with ethnic background? If so, what is the hypothesis as to why these corrltns?

Alzheimer's : Older african-americans are 2x as likely to get ad, while hispanics have 1 1/12 x the risk of the general population. There are no known associations between ibs and ad. ...Read more

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Does Alzheimer's disease affect your nervous systerm?

Does Alzheimer's disease affect your nervous systerm?

Disease of the brain: Dementia is marked by changes in the brain (part of the nervous system) that causes difficulties with memory & other cognitive tasks. Some forms cause other nervous system symptoms early but over time, all types of dementia including Alzheimers disease can cause additional problems. It is most often a disease of older persons & some treatments options exist. Talk to your doctor about our concerns. ...Read more

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How can cholesterol affect or cause alzheimers?

How can  cholesterol affect or cause alzheimers?

May, may not: Studies are being done continuously regarding dementing illnesses. Generally, high cholesterol levels will insidiously cause arteries to clog, even those of the brain. With a long standing, chronic decreased blood flow from clogged arteries, areas of the brain can become affected causing dementia. A severe clog or occlusion can even lead to a stroke. ...Read more

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Which systems does Alzheimer's disease affect?

Which systems does Alzheimer's disease affect?

The brain: Currently the thought is that Alzheimer is the result of amyloid plaques, Tau protein, deposited in the brain creating neurofibrillary tangles and impacting the neuro signaling process and causing wasting and deterioration of the brain and body. Course of the disease is progressive and leads to end stage within ten years. Some genetic predisposition is suggested, and no known cure exists. ...Read more

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Does alzheimer's delete your memory? How does it affect your memory?

Does alzheimer's delete your memory? How does it affect your memory?

Theory: This is a multi-neurotransmitter deficiency disease, and destroys the ability of nerve-nerve intercommunication and loss of ability to learn new facts and tasks, and progressive loss of prior abilities. This is primarily due to soluble amyloid toxicity and cellular damage associated with neurofibrillary tangles. ...Read more

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How does Alzheimer's disease affect the nervous system?

How does Alzheimer's disease affect the nervous system?

The brain shrinks: and the neuron , the dendrites and microtubules are destroyed and form amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles . The symptoms include severe memory loss, personality changes such as paranoia, wandering, inability to take care of their basic needs, even combative behavior and resistance to care. ...Read more

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Will dbs affect risk genes in alzheimer's disease? If so, how?

DBS: Deep brain stimulation affects nerve transmission and function with improved outcomes in parkinson's disease, essential tremor, and many dystonias, but so far, no role in alzheimer's, but at least one project in on way. At best, it may help symptoms, but has no effect on genetic susceptibility. ...Read more

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When do Alzheimer's disease for a person needs treatment medically?Does drugs affect significantly?

When do Alzheimer's disease for a person needs treatment medically?Does drugs affect significantly?

As soon as possible: Finding a knowledgable physician as soon as the diagnosis is made is very important. There are treatments and information one needs as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What happens if an alzheimer's patient is also diagnosed with cancer? Would either affect the other?

Usually Not: However, if there is cancer in the brain it could make symptoms of alzheimer's worse. Additionally, alzheimer's make make it difficult for a patient to understand the cancer they face and go through curative treatments that can be difficult on a person so it might make more sense to simply treat the symptoms of a cancer rather than try to cure it in a patient with advanced alzheimers. ...Read more

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