What do moderate involutional changes in the parenchyma of the brain suggest?
The MRI indicates that he has “moderate involutional changes of the brain parenchyma”. Does this support a diagnosis of dementia or is it normal brain atrophy of an elderly person?
Involutional changes don't mean necessary dementia.
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I have read your question and understand your concerns.
Mild to moderate involutional changes may be seen in elderly people, they don't mean necessary dementia.
Dementia is a diagnosis achieved mainly clinically.
Neuropsychological tests are necessary to evaluate the current cognitive function.
Discuss with your father's Neurologist about these issues.
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