Question and answer
explain how other factors can cause changes in an individuals condition that may not be attributable to dementia
Many people become forgetful as they become older. This is common and is often not due to dementia. There are also other disorders such as depression and an underactive thyroid that can cause memory problems. [ Dementia is the most serious form of memory problem. It causes a loss of mental ability, and other symptoms. Dementia can be caused by various disorders which affect parts of the brain
involved with thought processes. Most cases are caused by Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, or dementia with Lewy bodies. Symptoms of dementia develop gradually and typically become worse over a number of years. The most important part of treatment for dementia is good-quality support and care for the person with dementia and for their carers. In some cases, treatment with medicines may be helpful. ]
Expert answered|ephraimzRN|Points 1862|
Question
Asked 3/17/2012 4:01:07 PM
Updated 11/19/2012 5:15:09 PM
1 Answer/Comment
Ask a question
Not a good answer? Get an answer now. (FREE)
New answers
Rating
0
It is now clear that AD is a major cause of dementia in elderly people as well as in relatively young adults. Furthermore, we know that it is only one of many disorders that can lead to dementia. The U. S. [ [ Congress Office of Technology Assessment estimates that as many as 6.8 million people in the United States have dementia, and at least 1.8 million of those are severely affected. Studies in some communities have found that almost half of all people age 85 and older have some form of dementia. Although it is common in very elderly individuals, dementia is not a normal part of the aging process. Many people live into their 90s and even 100s without any symptoms of dementia.
] ]

Added 11/19/2012 5:15:09 PM
Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
Home | Contact | Terms | Privacy | Social | ©2013 Purple Inc.
Ad
Popular Conversations
what is anthropology
Weegy: Anthropology is the study of humankind, past and present, that draws and builds upon knowledge from social and ...
4/16/2014 3:13:10 AM| 3 Answers
Twenty-seven is 25% of a0.
Weegy: 15% of 25 is 3.75 User: what is 27 times 4 Weegy: You can factor the second part by using factors of 27 that ...
4/16/2014 3:46:34 AM| 3 Answers
Write the equation that satisfies the given conditions. The line ...
Weegy: The equation of the line that passes through (4, -1) and (-2, 3) is y = 5/3 - (2 x)/3 User: Write the equation ...
4/16/2014 12:10:38 PM| 3 Answers
What is the factored form of the expression? 4x2 – 81y2 A. ...
Weegy: 4x^2 ? 81y^2 the factored form is: B. (2x + 9y)(2x ? 9y)
4/16/2014 3:29:22 AM| 2 Answers
What is an S corporation?
Weegy: In a general sense, a corporation is a business entity that is given many of the same legal rights as an actual ...
4/16/2014 7:46:05 AM| 2 Answers
Which acid is used in batteries?
Weegy: A battery can change chemical energy to electricity by putting certain chemicals in contact with each other in a ...
4/16/2014 8:08:51 AM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
L
P
C
P
C
1
L
P
C
Points 1369 [Total 9250]| Ratings 0| Comments 1369| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
P
C
L
P
C
Points 1301 [Total 6688]| Ratings 0| Comments 1301| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
1
L
P
Points 412 [Total 7089]| Ratings 1| Comments 402| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
Points 349 [Total 2796]| Ratings 2| Comments 319| Invitations 1|Online
S
Points 140 [Total 556]| Ratings 0| Comments 140| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
Points 139 [Total 469]| Ratings 3| Comments 109| Invitations 0|Offline
S
R
Points 103 [Total 215]| Ratings 5| Comments 43| Invitations 1|Online
S
Points 102 [Total 746]| Ratings 1| Comments 92| Invitations 0|Online
S
Points 91 [Total 91]| Ratings 4| Comments 31| Invitations 2|Offline
S
P
C
L
P
Points 76 [Total 3921]| Ratings 0| Comments 76| Invitations 0|Offline