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Is Alzheimer's disease determined by genes or lifestyle and diet?

Dementia is very taxing on care-giver children. Many parents would rather die than burden their children and rob them of living their own life. I am one of the parents who hold this view strongly. Is ...
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How far away from a highway should I live to avoid negative health effects?

Many articles on the internet claim that living near highways can be harmful to one's health. Here is an example: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/01/05/living-close-to-high-traffic-roads-...
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Is the “Clock Drawing Test” for encephalitis assessed in the same way as screening for dementia?

The Clock Drawing Test (CDT) is quite pervasive in the field of neuropsychology "quickly assess[ing] visuospatial and praxis abilities, and may determine the presence of both attention and executive ...
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Need help with Dementia Hackathon Idea (Professionals experienced with dealing with Dementia patients appreicated!)

Me and my team are planning to go to a Dementia based Hackathon early March and since this is our first actual hackathon we were wondering if you could provide some advice regarding our idea. Here's ...
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Dementia Nursing Home Fines?

I'm looking for a nursing home for my grandmother with dementia. I found a nice review site and I noticed that many of the nursing homes received fines from Medicare. Why is this? http://review....
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Parkinson's Disease and Pesticides

Recently, one of my relatives, who is a farmer, got diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. He is 45 years old and has no positive family history. One of the doctor told us that the occurence of the ...
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Dementia in late 30s, early 40s? Tests?

Online searching has been unsuccessful for me in determining if dementia can start to show signs in late 30s, early 40s and if there's any definitive tests. Most articles just end with "talk to your ...
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What is the general prognosis for a patient with an inoperable hip fracture?

I have a friend whose elderly grandparent has recently suffered a hip fracture. The doctors involved have deemed the grandparent (who also has advanced dementia) too risky to operate on. What is the ...
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Any examples of diagnoses, therapies or rehabilitation procedures based on patients writing code?

For various neurological or psychiatric conditions, treatments and rehabilitation procedures have been developed that try to stimulate affected functionalities, e.g. music therapy or chess play for ...
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How can I manage the symptom of forgetfulness in a patient with dementia?

I am a caregiver of a dementia patient, who forgets things all the time. I would like to know how to manage this symptom of dementia so I can help the patient. What should I do about this ...