No it is not true.Smoking causes atherosclerosis and vascular endothelial damage there by increases the risk for stroke .Reccurence stroke in turn causes vascular dementia and mixed dementia.Hence smoking cessation is specific lifestyle modification which we counsel the patients.Thus reducing incidence of Alzheimer and vascular dementia
Some time ago I underwent surgery for the removal of a cavernous angioma located in the right parietal lobe. The malformation was in an accessible spot so the procedure was relatively minor (as far as brain surgery goes). However, I am concerned that having undergoing surgery, as well as having previous angioma, has put me at a higher risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer s in the future. Is this a legitimate concern? And if so is there any thing I can do to reduce my risk despite past head trauma? Thank you for your feedback.
My mom has dementia and I m reading about the benefits and risks of the medications that she is taking. The side effects are disturbing and with all the meds that she is taking they seem to cross over negatively. How can I be sure that she needs all of the 10 prescribed medications.
My 80 year old mother, who is suffering with dimentia, has developed blisters on the inside and outside of her feet. In the past week she has been behaving strangely, listless, unable to walk the stairs, decrease in appetite and she has seems to have difficulty holding up her head. Are these symtoms related at all? My sister is on her way to the hospital with our mother now, but I am curious about her condition. Outside of the dimentia, she is in very good health.
I have been on Mirapex for many years as my feet have restlessness. Mirapex works wonders, but this week I was told by a nurse and our medicine doctor at our local hospital that Mirapex causes dementia. No one has ever told me. They said Mirapex is the only medicine for my feet. I am so confused: a) no one all these years told me about dementia; b) is it true that there is no other pill that won t harm me?
I am 74 years old and have experienced hot flushes since menopause (at age 54). I experience moderate to high blood pressure and most medications for this make my symptoms worse. I have heart palpitations during these uncomfortable symptoms, experience fatigue and have night sweats which wake me up. I have Sjoegren's Syndrome with Sicca, and Peripehral neuropathy and most other aging symptoms. I don't have dementia, thankfully, but I am curious as to whether hot flushes are impacting on my blood pressure and contributing to my anxieties or could it be caused by my thyroid? My tests show a normal reading for my thyroid. I also had cancer of the uterus, grade 1, and had everything removed nine years ago and have remained cancer free to date. I hope you can help me find a way to improve the situation as I don't have any blocked arteries or heart problems so it is a mystery to me. I am worried about the impact it may eventually have on my heart. Sincerely yours,
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My 90 year old father is completely pacemaker dependent, but has had a stroke, is wheelchair bound and now has dementia. Difficult to get him to a cardiologist office. What will happen to him if the battery gets low?
Currently taking Zonegram for migraines, lexapro for mild depression and cymbalta for mild depression a anxiety . along with adderall for years i have been complaining of not being able to find words, and forgetfullness. I was tested about 1 year...