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1,056 Possible Causes for Dementia, Difficulty Concentrating, Weight Gain

  • Depression

    Winter depression, typically accompanied by social withdrawal, increased sleep, and weight gain, predictably returns every year in seasonal affective disorder.[nimh.nih.gov] concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions Feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness or guilt Persistent physical symptoms such as headaches, digestive problems[halfofus.com] KEYWORDS: daylight; dementia; depression; memory care communities[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Sleep Apnea

    Observational studies showed that lack of sleep is correlated with weight gain and an increased risk of obesity; this relationship was confirmed by mutually reinforcing pathophysiological[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Additional symptoms include: restless sleep or insomnia difficulty concentrating loud snoring waking up several times a night to urinate awakening with a dry mouth or sore[medicalnewstoday.com] Recent research has linked sleep apnea to an increased risk of dementia, so our study sought to investigate whether witnessed apneas during sleep may be linked to tau protein[aan.com]

  • Schizophrenia

    […] of weight gain between short-term and long-term studies.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] concentrating a feeling that you're being controlled by something outside yourself not feeling up to normal activities like washing, dressing or seeing friends.[youngminds.org.uk] Bleuler E: Die Prognose der Dementia praecox (Schizophreniegruppe).[doi.org]

  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency

    Replacement with vitamin B12 reversed her symptoms, resulting in weight gain, and normalised her haemoglobin, red blood cell morphology, bilirubin levels and serum vitamin[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Memory Loss, Confusion, or Difficulty Concentrating Are you forgetful or confused, have trouble concentrating, or always feel like you're in a fog?[vitamins.lovetoknow.com] A clinical diagnosis of dementia with delirium was made.[doi.org]

  • Hypothyroidism

    Symptoms include weight gain, constipation, dry skin, and sensitivity to the cold.[icd9data.com] concentrating It is very important to keep in mind that the symptoms of hypothyroidism are non-specific and can be found with a number of other diseases.[columbiasurgery.org] Factors found to be associated with mortality were age, senile dementia, congestive heart failure, chronic renal failure and a history of cerebrovascular disease.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Anxiety Disorder

    The NNTHs for discontinuation due to adverse events, somnolence, sedation, 7% weight gain, and akathisia relative to placebo were estimated with 95% confidence intervals to[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Symptoms include excessive anxiety or worry, restlessness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and irritability.[web.archive.org] Case studies support the use of CBT for anxiety and depression in older adults with dementia. 43-45 However, controlled studies are needed.[web.archive.org]

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

    As kids enter adolescence, they experience rapid height and weight gain. Both are factors that make them more prone to accidents than adults.[webmd.com] concentrating Trouble with attention Forgetfulness Difficulty making decisions Repeating things Behavioral effects may include: Becoming angry or frustrating easily Acting[maketheconnection.net] We report the clinical, neuroimaging, and neuropathologic characteristics of 2 patients who developed early onset dementia after a moderate-severe traumatic brain injury ([ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Adiposis Dolorosa

    The majority reported pain, fatigue, weight gain (25.7 15 kg), multiple growths, and weakness at onset.[doi.org] The associated symptoms in Dercum's disease include fatty deposits, easy bruisability, sleep disturbances, impaired memory, depression, difficulty concentrating, anxiety,[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This disorder usually occurs in obese, postmenopausal women and is associated with weakness and mental disturbances such as depression, confusion, lethargy, and dementia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Menopause

    Other physical changes Many women report some degree of weight gain along with menopause.[medicinenet.com] Difficulty concentrating .[avogel.co.uk] […] of dementia in a Finnish study of more than 8,000 women.[health.harvard.edu]

  • Dementia

    Mirtazapine is likely to cause weight gain or increased appetite when used to treat depression, but there is little evidence to support its use to promote appetite and weight[choosingwisely.org] Early-stage Stage 4: Moderate Cognitive Decline This stage includes difficulty concentrating, decreased memory of recent events, and difficulties managing finances or traveling[dementiacarecentral.com] […] as a public health priority; increasing awareness of dementia and establishing dementia-friendly initiatives; reducing the risk of dementia; diagnosis, treatment and care[who.int]

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