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What supplements are best for my aging parents to fend off "brain aging" and forgetfulness. They are in their 70s. My mother is also afraid of Alzheimers because my grandmother had it. Thanks!
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Thanks for posting your query.

Unfortunately, there's no definite proven way as yet to prevent Alzheimer's disease.

Many of the same factors that increase the risk of heart disease can also increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia.

It is important to control the...
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What is the significance of moderate widening of the cortical sulci on CT 58 y/o female.
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Widening of the cortical sulci seen during a CT scan of the head is an age-related process considered normal when seen in individuals above the age of 50 years.

Although, once observed, the individual will have to be well monitored as these changes can, in time, result in...
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dr. my father is Alzheimer patient for last 5yrs, his age is 64 yrs i am insurance advisor I do take care of my father. I want to know is there any centre in goa or in india who will take care of him.
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Your father is suffering from Alzheimer disease, where a person will have memory impairment which will interfere with activity of daily living associated with behaviour/psychiatric manifestation and disturbance in sleep.He can be managed by the team work of neurologist, psychiatrist and...
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My mom, 50 years of age, has been using Zolfresh 10mg (1 tablet per night). I have seen that if I talk to her an hour after she has had the tablet, she has not recollection of the same the next day. Slightly worried and wanted to find out what are the side effects of usage of this tablet? Can this tablet cause Alzheimer's disease?
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As you have said your mom is taking zolfresh(zolpidem) every night for a good night sleep

zolfresh is famous for anterograde amnesia, meaning after taking the medicine you wont remember what happened the time you wake up

Its not alzheimer , dont worry , that why we use these medicines...
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my husband stoped breathing and had to be put on a breathing tube. What could be a cause for this, he had no trauma My husband has Alzheimer s and waS found slouched on his bed leaning to his left. hE THEN STOPPED BREATHING, WHAT ARE POSSIBLE CAUSES
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When there is decrease consciousness, person not able to protect his airways. It means the secretions in lungs will accumulate causing infection. Also the there is decreases respiratory muscle effort. That is why he on Mechanical Ventilation.once he gains...
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my husband took 2 aricept 10 mg and does not feel well, about 4 hours ago

Hi Esta,
Welcome to Healthcare Magic.
The tablet contains donepezil which is a medicine for Alzheimer disease. If patient has started the drug newly and has taken 20mg then he may develop gastric upset, heart rate abnormalities and even seizures and should be consulted to a physician.
If the...
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I am 58 years of age and employed full time over recent times I have had disturbed sleep patterns and have been feeling very tired during the day. I have recently been diagnosed with young onset Alzheimer’s disease; however I am yet to get in to see a specialist and this may not happen for some time due to demand on their services. I know that the forgetfulness and confusion I feel is due to the disease; however, is it possible that the inability to get a good night’s sleep and the resulting tiredness is also related to Alzheimer or is it likely to another matter.
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The forgetfulness and confusion do point to the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease at your age. The disturbed sleep pattern and feeling very tired during the day, as you describe it, is not a very common complaints from the patient of Alzheimer's disease. It may be related to some other...
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My mum who has Alzheimer s had a fall today , tonight she has a few bruises , and she is very wobbly on her feet , do you think I should get her a doctor , or wait till the morning and see how she is then , she has over the last few weeks got slower with her walking , but today after her fall she got a bit shaken , it was hard to get her to stand up tonight , but eventually my father got her to the bathroom and back , what do you suggest ?
I suggest she get to an emergency room. Alzheimer's patients die from falls and hip fractures and also from pneumonia due to immobility. Anytime she has a major incident like a fall it is best she be checked out by a physician to be sure nothing damaging has happened to her. Waiting a long time...
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I have a couple questions about alzheimers disease why is alzheimers getting worse? other than the cure to slow alzheimrs down why do they not have a cure already? why isnt the govenerment focusing on this morebecause more people are dying? Is this making taxes rise? are people freaking out about this?why? what kind of behaivor issues do alzheimers patients have? thats all for the questions
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

I can understand your discomfort regarding Alzheimer's disease (AD) treatment and prognosis.

First of all, I would like to reassure you that both Government and pharma companies are spending a lot of money to find treatment and cure for AD. However, real...
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