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Dementia is a term that describes the loss of memory, language, problem-solving, and other thinking abilities that remains severe, interfering with daily life. It is caused due to damage or changes in the brain. The common cause is Alzheimer's disease. Taking medications and therapies helps in controlling it.

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What symptoms should I watch for in neurodegenerative disorders?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 60-year-old man with a family history of Parkinsonism. Recently, I have been feeling somewhat unwell, and it is causing me concern. I have encountered terms like neurodegenerative disease, as well as specific conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dem...  Read Full »

Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi

Answer: Hello,Welcome to completely understand your concern and how the abundance of data on the web can be confusing.The keywords you mentioned are related to conditions with a wealth of details. While I cannot provide an in-depth explanation here, I can assist you in gaining a general unders...  Read Full »

My symptoms of hyponatremia are not improving even after taking tablet Tolvaptan 30 mg. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from hyponatremia, senile dementia, and insomnia. I am presently taking the following medicines:1. Tablet Lamez (Lamotrigine) 12.5 mg.2. Tablet Bisoprolol 2.5 mg.3. Tablet Memantine 5 mg. 4. Tablet Nexito Plus (Clonazepam + Escitalopram Oxalate).5. Tablet Tolvaptan 30 mg ...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your concern in detail and will surely help you out. I would suggest that rather than focusing on curing hyponatremia, we should focus on its cause. Hyponatremia is a known complication of tablet Nexito plus. You are taking tablet Tolvaptan 30 mg, which is ...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms of dementia?

Query: Hello doctor, Lately, I have been facing challenges with memory loss, confusion, and difficulty in completing everyday tasks. These symptoms have been affecting my daily life, and I am concerned they may be indicative of dementia. I would greatly appreciate your expertise in understanding the natur...  Read Full »

Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I am so sorry for what you are going through. Your age is not a typical age for dementia, so its probability is very low. Nevertheless, other potential causes should be evaluated. For anyone in your age with a memory problem, the below evaluat...  Read Full »

I am a 68-year-old man experiencing forgetfulness. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 68-year-old man who has been experiencing worrying episodes of forgetfulness lately. It is not just the occasional misplaced keys or forgotten appointment – I am talking about significant lapses in memory that leave me feeling confused and frustrated. Simple tasks that I used t...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your problem and situation. Forgetfulness can be a common part of aging, but significant lapses in memory could indicate a more serious concern like Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Alzheimer's typically involves progressive memory loss, confusion, and dif...  Read Full »

I have been feeling freaked out and forgetful. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been feeling freaked out lately because I forget things more than usual. I was wondering if it is just regular forgetfulness or something more severe like dementia or Alzheimer's. Can you shed some light on the difference and what signs I should look for? I am trying to make sense ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is good that you are paying attention to your memory lapses and seeking clarity. While forgetfulness can be a normal part of aging or due to stress, vitamin deficiency, dementia, and Alzheimer's are more serious conditions. Dementia is a g...  Read Full »

Could my dad's forgetfulness be a sign of Alzheimer's?

Query: Hello doctor, I am worried about my dad's health. Lately, I have noticed some forgetfulness and confusion in him, and I wonder if it could be Alzheimer's disease or something related to dementia. He is 76 years old and already dealing with a pacemaker and taking medications for blood pressure and c...  Read Full »

Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. According to your description and the questionnaire result, it is evident that there is a problem with his cognitive ability. So, your concern is logic. Dementia is a state of cognitive decline that causes significa...  Read Full »

My grandfather often forgets his family. Is it dementia?

Query: Hello doctor, My grandfather is 70 years old. He often forgets his house and often goes to the next street house when he comes back from outside. Sometimes, he also forgets his name and family members. Is he suffering from dementia? Does he require psychiatric consultation immediately?  Read Full »

Dr. Vipul Chelabhai Prajapati

Answer: Hello, We welcome you to icliniq family. I appreciate the confidence you place in me for your healthcare consultation. I understand your concern. Yes, he is suffering from dementia. The forgetfulness is secondary to neuronal loss. As he forgets the house and names of relatives then possibly he h...  Read Full »

Can you provide insights on dementia?

Query: Hello doctor,One of my family members is diagnosed with dementia, and I am looking for information on how to manage it daily. Can you provide insights into how established habits may be affected by dementia, and are there strategies or recommendations for supporting individuals with dementia in main...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern for your family member. Dementia can indeed impact established habits due to memory loss and changes in cognitive function. Some strategies to support individuals with dementia in maintaining routines include the following: Consistency: Esta...  Read Full »

My father suffers from dementia and hypertension. What can I do?

Query: Hello doctor, My father, who is 70 years old, has been diagnosed with dementia, and his condition seems to be progressively worsening. He also struggles with high blood pressure. As his daughter, I want his well-being and provide him with the best possible care. However, I am unsure of the ways to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. Managing dementia and high blood pressure can be challenging, but there are several ways you can support him and improve his quality of life: 1. Medical Management: Ensure that your father is receiving appropriate medical care for both ...  Read Full »

My mother has difficulty in remembering things. Is it dementia?

Query: Hello doctor,Recently, I have noticed that my 66-year-old mother is experiencing difficulties with remembering things, and it has raised some concerns for me. As her son, I want to ensure that she is receiving the support and guidance she needs. Is she suffering from dementia? If yes, then how to tr...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern for your mother's condition. She may have dementia. It is due to neurodegeneration of the brain neurons. It can be due to old age, uncontrolled diabetes or hypertension, alcohol consumption, undiagnosed stroke, vitamin B12 deficiency, or...  Read Full »

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