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5,005 Possible Causes for Dementia

  • Dementia

    The most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer disease (AD), but there are numerous other known causes. Most types of dementia are nonreversible.[symptoma.com] The use of anti-dementia agents in the oldest old dementia patients may be safe and effective as the younger old dementia patients.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] These were now termed multi-infarct dementias or vascular dementias .[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Malignant Neoplasm

    Angiomatous meningioma is a rare and distinct meningioma variant characterised with predominance of microvascularcomponent.There are few reported cases in literature with limited information on ophthalmic manifestations and radiological findings. There is no consistent feature reported so far of this neoplasm to aid[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pneumonia

    Difficulty swallowing (due to stroke, dementia, Parkinson's disease, or other neurological conditions), which can lead to aspiration (breathing in a foreign object) Chronic[lung.org] […] having related complications, such as lung damage or emphysema Having difficulty swallowing (due to a history of other medical problems, such as suffering from a stroke, dementia[draxe.com] Cerebral palsy Other serious illnesses, such as heart disease, liver cirrhosis, or diabetes Living in a nursing facility Impaired consciousness (loss of brain function due to dementia[lung.org]

  • Influenza

    Effectiveness Complications of Pregnancy Congenital Kidney Disease COPD Coronary Disease/Myocardial Infarction Cost of Health Care Critical Care Cystic Kidney Disease D Data Sharing Dementia[nejm.org]

  • Urinary Tract Infection

    One tell-tale symptom of UTIs in the elderly is often mistaken for the early stages of dementia or Alzheimer's disease, according to National Institutes of Health (NIH).[agingcare.com] […] suspected when an older patient suddenly becomes disoriented or weak, doctors might mistake confusion for regular symptoms of aging or worse, misdiagnose a UTI as Alzheimer’s or dementia[huffingtonpost.com] […] body temperatures below 95 degrees) Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath ( dyspnea ) Profuse sweating Sudden extreme anxiety Severe back, abdominal, or pelvic pain Dementia-like[verywell.com]

  • Osteoporosis

    NIA and the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's and Related Dementias Learn about NIA's role in leading the research effort for the National Plan.[nihseniorhealth.gov] Conditions Anemia or Iron Deficiency Arthritis and Bone Arthritis Osteoporosis Cancer Cardiovascular Cerebrovascular Disease or Stroke Cholesterol Heart Disease Hypertension Dementia[cdc.gov] Nonmodifiable risk factors include the following: Personal history of fracture as an adult History of fracture in a first-degree relative White race Advanced age Female sex Dementia[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Upper Respiratory Infection

    Hospitalizations are much more common in children less than 2 years of age, elderly people (especially those with dementia ), and immunocompromised individuals (weak immune[rxlist.com]

  • Drug-induced Fever

    Heavy alcohol use can also lead to psychotic states, hallucinations and dementia. Find out how to get help for a drug problem .[nhs.uk] In 2015, DIL was seen in patients on donepezil for Alzheimer’s dementia. II. Diagnostic Confirmation: Are you sure your patient has drug-induced lupus?[clinicaladvisor.com] Hearing voices is a well-recognised symptom of schizophrenia, dementia or bipolar disorder , but can be unrelated to mental illness.[nhs.uk]

  • Skin Infection

    Brain Disorders Dementia physically affects the brain, causing symptoms that can worsen with time.[rxlist.com]

  • Endocrine Dysfunction

    Image Challenge Images in Clinical Medicine Videos in Clinical Medicine Quick Takes View all multimedia H. pylori Treatment for Gastric Cancer Prevention When the Doctor Has Dementia[nejm.org] Alzheimer’s Disease & Down Syndrome Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome share a genetic connection, leading to the increased risk of dementia at an earlier age.[ndss.org] […] motor speed) Some people, especially older people, may appear confused, forgetful, or demented–signs that can easily be mistaken for Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia[brainaacn.org]

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