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How can dementia be treated while suffering from phenylketonuria?

I need doctor to help me with my PKU adult child. Have been with Emory Univ. of Medicine for quite a number of years and they are totally no help with my child developing memory problems. They (the Human Genetics dept) suggested a neurologist, went, had MRI, EEG, full Blood workup, they say OK, but Emory saidpossible dementia problems, having trouble conversing with day to day ativity, and not being able to answer simple questions, SO where can I get help without having to be involved with Emory?
Wed, 8 Aug 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

First of all we need to rule out the reason of memory loss. Whether it is result of inattention or global developmental milestones delay. There are few medication based on the cause like donepezil or psychostimulants Methylphenidate. I would advise you to visit a Neuropsychiatrist for proper assessment and treatment.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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