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What Things Can I Do To Treat Neurodegenerative Disease At Home
Learn/support: Since this group of disorders is variable, learn as much as you can from the treatment team. Become aware of and begin to access adaptive equipment that helps the patient function in a house built for average people. Prepare to deal with the paperwork and multiple specialties needed for care. Search out support groups that may help you deal with the day to day problems of life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: This is where the future of medicine lies--- oxygen and vitamins! the trouble is that modern medicine thinks that this is futile and it needs detailed research. We actually know that at least some, if not all have abnormal vitamin b1 metabolism and clinical trials have shown that alzheimer's responds partially to vitamin b1. ...Read more
If person with Advanced neurodegenerative disease, taking seroquel Zoloft (sertraline) for dementia but Develop contraction and rigidity, how is EPS treated first?
Stop offending meds: By first intention one needs to be sure that the symptoms of EPS in fact, are real. Secondly, stop offending meds (taper depending on which ones) and replace with others which do not have EPS as side effect. Third consider treating with antiparkinsonians if pushed against the wall but typically those medications are not robust at all for these types of problems. I don't like cogentin (benztropine) in Alz. Dz ...Read more
Neurodegenerative: Neuodegenerative diseases are confusing because the term refers to an assortment of different degenerative processes that can occur in the nervous system. Alzheimer's disease is one. Peripheral neuropathy is another. For a more complete discussion and listing of the disorders, look up this link: http://www.Indkc.Org/neurodegenerative.Html. ...Read more
Without knowing : Your grandparent, i can't say. All dementias are neurodegenerative illnesses in one way or another. And, yes, depression in older patients can present with memory problems. Have your grandparent evaluated by a geriatric psychiatrist to help you figure this out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 78 yr old mom who has a neurodegenerative disease just lost a front tooth without realizing it & has had olfactory hallucinations for 2 days.
If your ? is, "Does : mom need to see her gerontologist & possibly a neurologist & a geriatric psychiatrist?", the answer is "Yes". Significant alterations in sensorium in an elderly person with a neurodegenerative disorder require immediate evaluation for her safety. ...Read more
When talking about..: ...Treatments, "alternative" really means "effectiveness not demonstrated" - either never tested, or tested and not found to work. The herb promoted for cognitive health, withania somnifera, does seem to have some effect in animal models, but has not been well-tested in humans, so the answer is, we don't really know. ...Read more
Maybe: Primary anorgasmia (never had one) vs secondary anorgasmia (stopped having them) is important. Change in hormones, low hormones, bad technique, a hooded clitoris, stress, inhibition and many other things may be causing the problem. Most women have their first orgasm via masturbation. If that is not working either, then its time to get help from your family doc. This can be fixed most of the time! ...Read more
Can be all those: All of us need to have some healthy self-interest -- healthy narcissism -- to deal with life. But when this becomes greatly exaggerated, squeezing out the needs of others, we get into difficulty. There are narcissistic personality disorders which maybe 4-7% of our society has. These involve fixed patterns of relating with several criteria. Yes it is treatable - with great care and patience. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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