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My brother has dementia. Is that something important?

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Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes very important

Your brother will have progressive mental deterioration over the next 2-10 years depending on the stage of dementia.
Visiting your brother routinely will help him with joy and pride but it will sadden on your heart because you have a very special connection with him. If you go to www.Alz.Org there are places where you can involve support group and chat with friends.

In brief: Yes very important

Your brother will have progressive mental deterioration over the next 2-10 years depending on the stage of dementia.
Visiting your brother routinely will help him with joy and pride but it will sadden on your heart because you have a very special connection with him. If you go to www.Alz.Org there are places where you can involve support group and chat with friends.
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Having dementia means that there has been a decline in a patient's thinking abilities that interfere with their daily functioning.
The cause of dementia depends on a patient's age and sometimes other medical conditions. Rarely the dementia may be treatable such as thyroid disease, b vitamin deficiency or depression. Older people are at risk for causes like strokes, alzheimer's disease and others.

In brief: Yes

Having dementia means that there has been a decline in a patient's thinking abilities that interfere with their daily functioning.
The cause of dementia depends on a patient's age and sometimes other medical conditions. Rarely the dementia may be treatable such as thyroid disease, b vitamin deficiency or depression. Older people are at risk for causes like strokes, alzheimer's disease and others.
Dr. Darren Gitelman
Dr. Darren Gitelman
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Dementia is a loss of ability to function over time.

In brief: Yes

Dementia is a loss of ability to function over time.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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