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Is early onset Parkinson's disease ever misdiagnosed? Please advise!

Is early onset Parkinson's disease ever misdiagnosed? Please advise!

Not uncommon: Early Parkinsonian signs may be somewhat non-specific, such as foot dystonia, or nonspecific gait imbalance. The cardinal features of tremor, rigidity, cog wheeling, and characteristic gait may develop later. Sometimes, the initial tremor at rest may be mislabeled. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of young onset of Parkinson's disease?

What are symptoms of young onset of Parkinson's disease?

See below: Most often there is a unilateral resting tremor in hand, but occasionally there may be vague stiffness or gait imbalance. On occasion, one might see chronic constipation, or impaired swallowing which seems nonspecific, and unilateral foot dystonia, or cramping may occur very early. If there is a question or if runs in your family, see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Does alzheimer's disease occur in younger adults too?

Does alzheimer's disease occur in younger adults too?

It is rare: There are rare forms of early-onset alzheimer disease that run in families. These forms of alzheimer disease are usually cause by mutations in one of three genes. People with these mutations often develop alzheimer disease in their 40s and 50s. Families with multiple people suffering from early-onset alzheimer disease may wish to consider genetic testing. ...Read more

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What symptoms precede the onset of alzheimer's or Parkinson's diseaase?

What symptoms precede the onset of alzheimer's or Parkinson's diseaase?

Different symptoms: Alzheimer's and parkinson's disease are quite different from each other. See these links for the 10 warning signs for each of these disorders. Alzheimer's: http://www.Alz.Org/alzheimers_disease_know_the_10_signs.Asp parkinson's: http://www.Parkinson.Org/parkinson-s-disease/pd-101/10-early-warning-signs-of-parkinson-s-disease. ...Read more

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Can you get Parkinson's disease symptoms at a young age?

Can you get Parkinson's disease symptoms at a young age?

MAY BE MEDS INDUCED: U have to know the difference bw parkinsonism and parkinson disease, one is genetic and occurs due to depleted Dopamine in substantia nigra, where we make dopamine, and the other could be due to meds especially due to meds causing it especially antipsychotics may need a neuro consult , if positive for family history. ...Read more

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Benign essential tremor in young children?

Benign essential tremor in young children?

Second opinion: Unless your child was diagnosed by a pediatric neurologist, i would reccommend a second opinion. ...Read more

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Male, age 98, experiencing sudden onset of chills, shaking?

Male, age 98, experiencing sudden onset of chills, shaking?

Infection: Could be signs of fever and infection. It is worth being evaluated by a physician, especially at 98 years old. ...Read more

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How common is adult onset asthma? nonsmoker

How common is adult onset asthma? nonsmoker

Not uncommon: Although it was believed that asthma could only start in childhood and in the 60's no one could have allergic asthma developing after age 40, it is clear now that asthma can indeed occur in adulthood. Based on my experience, I estimate that about 25% of the asthma cases develop during adulthood. ...Read more

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What is the symptom progression of teen onsetting juvenile idiopathic arthritis?

What is the symptom progression of teen onsetting juvenile idiopathic arthritis?

Damage if untreated: Children under the age of 16 get juvenile idiopathic arthritis (jia) which is an autoimmune disease affecting the joints but very different in many respects from rheumatoid arthritis. Even as older adults, they are adults with jia. Older teenagers can develop rheumatoid factor positive polyarticulatar jia that looks very similar to RA and may develop into a disease that looks similar to ra. ...Read more

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Rapidly progressive dementia, prognosis in elderly, 83?

Rapidly progressive dementia, prognosis in elderly, 83?

Undetermined: Dementia is a progressive disease. At this point in time medication can only slow it down, not stop it. If you are asking if the dementia will continue, it probably will at the same rate. ...Read more

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Can Alzheimer's occurs in young people such as 24 years of age?

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Can Alzheimer's occurs in young people such as 24 years of age?

Yes but rare: Alzheimer's disease can present in young adults, but usually in patients with down's syndrome or some other genetic abnormality. The likelihood is extremely low, likely less than 1 in a million. Any young adult with alzheimer-like symptoms should undergo a full evaluation to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for an 83 year old man with diagnoses of alzheimer's, parkinson's, and lewey bodies dementia?

What is the life expectancy for an 83 year old man with diagnoses of alzheimer's, parkinson's, and lewey bodies dementia?

Depends: Depending on how severe the above conditions are, and what other medical problems he has, it may be anywhere from 6 weeks to 5+ years. For your loved ones, particularly if they are mentally incapacitated, you would want to address end of life issues such as would they want to be maintained on a respirator, live in a nursing home etc. A social worker can help you with that. ...Read more

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Could having poor memory as a young adult cause memory disorders associated with old age?

Could having poor memory as a young adult cause memory disorders associated with old age?

Not really: Poor memory in young age could be due to so many factors, commonest is anemia, or any malnutrion, adhd in kids menifests in adults as add, overwhelmed, strees poor sleep , make sure u have good sleep, relaxation, diet and exercise, if not better , consult your pcp. ...Read more

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Coronary spasm among young adult is it fatal?

Coronary spasm among young adult is it fatal?

Coronary spasm: Usually not. There are medications to help alleviate the spasm. ...Read more

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Is sundowning a symptom of alzheimer's dementia?

Is sundowning a symptom of alzheimer's dementia?

Sundowning: Can be a symptom of dementia of any kind when combined with physical problems such as hearing and vision loss. ...Read more

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Is the onset of early adult schizophrenia sudden or gradual?

Is the onset of early adult schizophrenia sudden or gradual?

Either: Schizophrenia can present for some individuals abruptly while others it is a more gradual onset. Usually it is more of a gradual onset. ...Read more