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''Provides uncomplicated buyer healthiness information regarding indicators, prognosis, and remedy of Alzheimer sickness and different dementias, in addition to suggestions for dealing with reminiscence loss and comparable issues and recommendation for caregivers. contains index, word list of similar phrases and listing of resources''--Provided via publisher.

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There is no cure for LBD, and treatments are aimed at controlling the parkinsonian and psychiatric symptoms of the disorder. Patients sometimes respond dramatically to treatment with antiparkinsonian drugs and/or cholinesterase inhibitors, such as those used for AD. Some studies indicate that neuroleptic drugs, such as clozapine and olanzapine, also can reduce the psychiatric symptoms of this disease. But neuroleptic drugs may cause severe adverse reactions, so other therapies should be tried first and patients using these drugs should be closely monitored.

OTESABOUTSAFETYINTHEHOME s 7RITTENDIRECTIONSFORUSINGCOMMONHOUSEHOLDITEMSMOST people with Alzheimer disease can still read) 19 Chapter 4 What Is Dementia? A woman in her early 50s was admitted to a hospital because of increasingly odd behavior. Her family reported that she had been showing memory problems and strong feelings of jealousy. She also had become disoriented at home and was hiding objects. During a doctor’s examination, the woman was unable to remember her husband’s name, the year, or how long she had been at the hospital.

Hypoglycemia, a condition in which there is not enough sugar in the bloodstream, can cause confusion or personality changes. Too little or too much sodium or calcium can also trigger mental changes. Some people have an impaired ability to absorb vitamin B12, which creates a condition called pernicious anemia that can cause personality changes, irritability, or depression. Tests can determine if any of these problems are present. Nutritional deficiencies: Deficiencies of thiamine (vitamin B1) frequently result from chronic alcoholism and can seriously impair mental abilities, in particular memories of recent events.

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