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195 Possible Causes for Dementia, Impaired Judgement, Paresthesia

  • Chronic Alcoholism

    People suffering from alcoholic neuropathy may feel burning and tingling sensations in their feet, which may persist or may last from a few months to a few years.[foundationforpn.org] The concept of "structural plasticity" has emerged as a potential mechanism in neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases such as drug abuse, depression, and dementia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] NUTRITIONAL – of course, can lead to Thiamine deficiency -- Wernicke/Korsakoff -- Dry and Wet Beriberi, Niacin deficiency -- Pellagra (diarrhea, dementia, dermatitis), Folate[errolozdalga.com]

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

    ; disrupted insight, judgement, and thought; reduced processing speed; distractibility; and deficits in executive functions such as abstract reasoning, planning, problem-solving[en.wikipedia.org] The characteristics and severity of pain were as follows: constant tingling and pricking sensation without allodynia or hyperalgesia (Visual Analogue Scale score: 3 4).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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]

  • Stroke

    Doctors may refer to the tingling sensations as paresthesia. Here we look at possible causes, diagnosis, and treatment options.[medicalnewstoday.com] Stroke is a strong, independent, and potentially modifiable risk factor for all-cause dementia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We increase understanding of the causes of cerebrovascular disease and improve the prevention of stroke and vascular dementia in routine clinical practice.[ndcn.ox.ac.uk]

  • Pernicious Anemia

    The most common of these are paresthesias, weakness, clumsiness, and an unsteady gait.[web.archive.org] […] presentation mimicking a dementia of depression.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We describe a case of a young black woman with gradually progressive lower extremity paresthesias, weakness, and ataxia as the primary presenting symptoms of pernicious anemia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Subacute Combined Degeneration of Spinal Cord

    Most patients initially perceive tingling sensations or numbness in their limbs, most often in their legs.[symptoma.com] Discussion: Neurological manifestations of B12 deficiency include subacute combined degeneration (SCD), polyneuropathy, dementia, and optic nerve involvement.[shmabstracts.com] Mental changes range from mild forgetfulness to severe dementia or psychosis. Severe dementia is uncommon, but in some cases, it is the first symptom of the disorder.[nlm.nih.gov]

  • Multiple Sclerosis

    The patient presented with progressive decrease of visual acuity, intermittent diplopia, paresthesia of the left arm and equilibrium disturbances.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] instrumental activities of daily living (TIADLs) have been useful to bridge between cognitive testing and real-world functioning in disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and other dementias[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 35-year-old pregnant woman was admitted with acute onset of paresthesias and word finding difficulty. Initial MRI scan of the brain was suggestive of ischaemic event.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Neurological Disorder

    Opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome Optic neuritis Orthostatic hypotension Otosclerosis Overuse syndrome P [ edit ] Palinopsia Pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration Paresthesia[en.wikipedia.org] European Studies of Dementia .”[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Symptoms appear a few days after exposure to Zika, and include weakness or tingling sensations in the legs, arms, and upper body.[gizmodo.com]

  • Myxedema

    Risk Factors Age over 50 years Being female Assessment Lethargy and fatigue Weakness, muscle aches, paresthesias Intolerance to cold Weight gain Dry skin and hair Loss of[rnpedia.com] The Origin and Nature of the Emotions: Miscellaneous Papers For example, alterations in the efficiency of the cerebral link may yield neurasthenia, mania, dementia; of the[wordnik.com] Paresthesia, ataxia, and prolongation of the deep tendon reflexes are characteristic neurologic manifestations. Bell's palsy due to hypothyroidism has been reported.[emjournal.net]

  • Pellagra

    It is characterized by 4 "D's": diarrhea, dermatitis, dementia, and death.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] It is characterized by 4 “D’s”: diarrhea, dermatitis, dementia, and death.[doi.org] Although pellagra involves treatable dementia and psychosis, it is often underdiagnosed, especially in developed countries.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Hypoglycemia

    Severe hypoglycemia eventually lead to glucose deprivation of the central nervous system resulting in hunger; sweating; paresthesia; impaired mental function; seizures; coma[icd9data.com] Hypoglycemia can increase the risk of dementia; confusion; vascular disease, such as a cerebral vascular accident and myocardial infarction; and death.[contemporaryclinic.pharmacytimes.com] Chronic - a rare presentation with insidious changes in personality, defects in memory, paranoia and apparent dementia.[patient.info]

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