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What could be the cause of my cognitive impairment at 60?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
9 doctors agree

In brief: Lots of reasons

Cognitive impairment is due to many issues, chief of which is poor health.
This can be manifest by poor nutrition & lack of exercise. Smoking, excess alcohol consumption & illicit substance use increase risk. Diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol & heart disease are all associated w/cognitive impairment. Infections & some medications can push some over the line if their health is iffy.

In brief: Lots of reasons

Cognitive impairment is due to many issues, chief of which is poor health.
This can be manifest by poor nutrition & lack of exercise. Smoking, excess alcohol consumption & illicit substance use increase risk. Diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol & heart disease are all associated w/cognitive impairment. Infections & some medications can push some over the line if their health is iffy.
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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery

In brief: Multifactorial

Cognitive impairment can have many causes.
The entire history of the patient needs to be taken into account. Certainly, history of traumatic brain injury, excessive alcohol consumption, recreational drug usage, stroke are all factors. Absent these, neurodegenerative diseases like alzheimer's, parkinson's, and normal pressure hydrocephalus are possibilities that can be investigated.

In brief: Multifactorial

Cognitive impairment can have many causes.
The entire history of the patient needs to be taken into account. Certainly, history of traumatic brain injury, excessive alcohol consumption, recreational drug usage, stroke are all factors. Absent these, neurodegenerative diseases like alzheimer's, parkinson's, and normal pressure hydrocephalus are possibilities that can be investigated.
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