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What Is Dimentia
Intellcutual decline: Dementia is characterized by decline in higher fn. Of brain-called cognitive dysfunction. Affects memory, judgement, reasosning , and behaviour. With progression of the disease people's association between things is lost. They may know they need to urinate- they may not tell , or they themselves may not know by themselves they need to. The care givers help with these activities at home , in a n.Home. ...Read more
One is a subtype : Dementia is merely the term that has been used to describe any illness that causes a decline from a previously attained level of intellectual functioning that is sufficient to interfere with a person's social or occupational functioning; there are at least 6 causes of dementia; some are reversible and some are irreversible. Alzheimers is one such cause of dementia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dementia: This symptoms that suggest dementia are very serious. There are many types of dementia and also other illnesses with similar symptoms. It is best that you obtain medical attention for your mother and it would help if you find doctors that also understand her native tongue, so they are better able to evaluate her condition. ...Read more
My dad is 91, has dimentia, doesn't sleep. Keeps us up at night. Need help on what would be good to give him to sleep. Narcotics make him worse. Help!
I had anesthesia for a 30 min procedure last wk and have parkinsons. On sininet & off sekegiline 2 weeks prior, showing signs of dimentia, is this perm?
Not a cause, but: Both may have smoking in common, and the COPD is going to interact adversely with the dementia, unless under good control. Also, meds used for lung can cause cognitive issues. This is a situation for both pulmonologist and neurologist to work closely. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers