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What type of dementia is caused by celiac disease and malnourishment?

Yes my husband has dementia he is 70 yrs old was dianosed 2 yrs ago. he is in about stage 5to 6 he has celiac disease and was malnurished as a child .no alcohol was ever in his life . what type of dementiais caused by these factors .. thank you . YYYY@YYYY
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
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Celiac disease causes malnutrition as the micronutrients are not absorbed like vitamins and minerals leads to dementia. Dementia is specifically due vit. B deficiency. As oral administration is not of any use,to correct the deficiency parenteral drug therapy is used.

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