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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi,
I have a concern that my father may be suffering from symptoms of Dementia. Would you be able to suggest whom can I consult at your hospital?

Many Thanks,

Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am
Doctor :   Dementia is dealt by a Neurologist
User :   Good Eve doc
Doctor :   Which hospital do you want to consult
User :   Honestly which/who is the best I could trust? If there's someone User :   I would prefer
Doctor :   Do you mean
User :   Yes
User :   My parents live in and hence would be easier for them
Doctor :   Look, Dementia is common and first investigated upon what is the cause
Doctor :   Any neurologist should be able to help you better
User :   Okay.
User :   So you suggest that I refer to someone locally first?
Doctor :   Perfect
Doctor :   This is what I AAAAAAA
User :   Right. Thanks so much for your assistance
Doctor :   Pleasure
User :   Is there any specific symptom taht can help us identify? He has been having memory loss problems for a while
User :   Sorry am bothering you with another question
Doctor :   It differs a lot
User :   Alright. Tahnks again
Doctor :   nature of medical conditions

User :   Thanks*
Doctor :   High BP, Diabetes
User :   Yes he has those
Doctor :   Alzhemers is the most common one
Doctor :   Lewy body
Doctor :   Vascular dementia in people with stroke
Doctor :   etc
User :   okay
User :   :)
User :   thanks for the help...
Doctor :   First an MRI is also necessary after a proper history and clinical evaluatino
User :   Right
Doctor :   Dementia can be treated with medicines
Doctor :   Psychoterapy and family support
Doctor :   Good nursing care is important
User :   That sounds like solace
User :   Fine doc. I'll take him to a neurologist at the earliest
User :   Thanks very much. Good Night
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