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Cause and remedy for Dementia - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Brain and Spine
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User :   I'm a 60 year old, postmenopausal, well educated woman with a family history of dementia. A couple of years ago i really began noticing changes in my thinking. I had started a new job and I was completely fogetting people's faces..not just their names. I was forgetting meetings I had attended. Went to see my internist who believes it is all stress (I've suffered from major depression and according to his diagnosis also bipolar). I find it very difficult to concentrate and often have to reread something several times to remember it. Why I'm writing now is that I'm leaving my current job and I needed some advice from our XXX group on how to copy some documents on my computer. Well, I know this guy,XXX, who does all our XXXwork. I went up to who I thought was XXX and began telling him my wasn't XXX, it was actually someone else in the company I worked with on a project. I was so embarrassed and humiliated...and now I'm just so afraid that this is so much more than stress. I don't have any family and it scares me to think of what will happen to me. Sorry for the length..but the stress of starting a new job along with what just happened this week has frightened me. I also just had a hormone blood panel taken and I have 0 levels of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. Could this be contributing to this?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
Doctor :   Let me read your query?
User :   it's pretty long :-)
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Dont worry
Doctor :   I may help you in this
Doctor :   First never give up
User :   I'm just frightened..
Doctor :   Not to worry its common in women of your age
Doctor :   Hormone tend to vary in postmenopausal stage
Doctor :   so nothing to worry with those values
Doctor :   your symptoms could be that Dementia
User :   is there any point in seeing a specialist...there's really nothing that can be done if that's the case.
Doctor :   Yes, but things should resolve by itself, so plz be patient and i will suggest few lifestyle changes that might help
User :   not sure I understand "things should resolve by itself"..
Doctor :   i meant
User :   I'm back..had to pay again
Doctor :   U can slowly increase your work load
Doctor :   It seems you have moved out of the chat window, u may login back again if u have any queries
Doctor :   bye for now
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