What Is Reversible Dementia?

Reversible dementia

A variety of diseases and disorders of the elderly can cause mental retardation. Conditions and drug reactions can cause changes in the state of the deity known as “pseudo-dementia.” Medical tests can find out what reasons for the existence of reverse, for example:

Drug reaction. Most common. Doctors should be tested

All medications, prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and Herbal medicine to reduce the side effects of the drug performance.

Endocrine abnormalities. Thyroid abnormalities, parathyroid Glandular abnormalities, and adrenal dysfunction to simulate senile dementia, metabolic disorders. Kidney and liver failure, liver and pancreatic disease caused by electrolyte imbalance (Blood Test), low blood sugar, high blood calcium, leading to confusion Loss of appetite, sleep and mood change emotional distress. Depression or life changes, such as

Retirement, divorce or loss of dear people can be affected the physical and mental health of individuals. Should inform the doctor

The first life stressful event. Visual and auditory. Visual acuity and hearing impairment can lead the results of inappropriate reactions are misinterpreted.

Should be hearing and visual examination?


Confusion is a symptom of urinary tract infection which performed.

Should inform the doctor?

Nutritional deficiencies. Vitamin B deficiency (folic acid,

Niacin, riboflavin and thiamine) to cause recognition known obstacles.

Degenerative (irreversible) dementia

If the patient is not clear to have irreversible or degenerative dementia

Is reversible dementia, the patient’s family and medical staff have to find out Etiology.

This will ensure that patients will receive appropriate treatment and nursing, family can also plan and find appropriate support and care. The following are the most common degenerative dementias:

Alzheimer’s is the most Common dementia, especially over the age of 65, though However, the disease can also occur in young people. Alzheimer Syndrome affects about 50% of patients in the 85-year-old.

The study the exact reason why people cannot find the disease at present is not there is cure. Symptoms vary from person to person, but memory, thinking and operational capacity will gradually decrease with the loss of function.

Ischemic vascular dementia (Ischemic Vascular Dementia)

Dementia / IVD). IVD is the second most common

Dementia is characterized by loss of functioning function or cognitive function

The force declines in the “administrative functions” simply, such as planning and

Mission accomplished. When the symptoms suddenly appear, the patient usually

Experienced a stroke. For others, for others, slow progression of function and / or thought

Gradually lost.

Dementia with Lewy Bodies / DLB).

Dementia with Lewy bodies is a gradual Progressive degenerative disease shares with Alzheimer’s disease and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. DLB cognitive function wave.

Emotional damage and have motor abnormalities and Parkinson’s disease

Performance similar.

Front temporal dementia

Dementia / FTD). Scanning can be found bilaterally symmetrical

Degenerative abnormalities in the frontal and temporal lobes.

The frontal lobe of the brain 4

Anterior temporal control of reasoning, personality, movement, speech,

Social etiquette and some aspects of memory. Symptoms Sometimes

Can be misdiagnosed as mental illness. The disease to 45 to 65 years of age

As multiple age groups. Symptoms showed two opposite

Way: Some patients showed transitional activity, cramped

Disturbed, do not follow the ethical code of social behavior

Other manifestations of apathetic, inert and emotional slow.

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (Creutzfeldt-Jakob

Disease / CJD). CJD is a fast way to go

Of the deadly brain disease. Infectious sponge

Encephalopathy and the disease is the cause of prion protein. This

The disease is difficult to diagnose because it has many different diagnoses

Including sleep disorders, personality changes, ataxia,

Aphasia, visual loss, physical, muscle atrophy, Myoclonus, progressive dementia and other symptoms? Parkinson’s dementia. Parkinson’s syndrome clinical manifestations of shock

Tremor, stiffness, slow, unsteady gait and other symptoms. The clinical manifestations of the nervous system may be partial or even complete

Like Parkinson’s disease. When Parkinson’s syndrome does not have any nerves

System anomalies and cannot identify the cause of hair,

This disease was described as a Parkinson disease in 1817

Years by the British physician.

Progressive supranuclear palsy)

Supranuclear Palsy / PSP). The disease mainly

There are three clinical features are postural instability and movement disorders

Vertical supranuclear palsy, or eye movement impairment

And dementia. Although these three characteristics are considered to be

The PSP is also characterized by patients with this disease also experience

To degenerative disorders of the brain, including dyskinesia

For changing, speaking and swallowing difficulties and other symptoms. Because the disease is relatively rare, PSP is often misdiagnosed as Parkinsen disease.  However, its therapeutic response and clinical symptoms Is different, to make accurate diagnosis is very important.

Normal pressure hydrocephalus (Normal Pressure

Hydrocephalus / NPH). The clinical manifestations of this disease

Now gait instability, urinary incontinence and dementia. Recognize

As is a rare cause of Alzheimer’s disease

Mainly in the 60-year-old occurred. NPH accurate hair

It is difficult to determine the disease rate does not have the formal agreement of the disease. Some physicians rely on imaging to make a diagnosis

Evidence, another group of medical personnel rely on clinical indications. Other physicians use reliable clinical signs and symptoms

The combination. Treatment is ventricular shunt, to reduce

Less by the pressure brought by cerebrospinal fluid.

Huntington’s disease (Huntington’s

Disease / HD). The disease is a genetic fatal

Of the disease, the performance characteristics of involuntary movements (dance

Disease) and cognitive decline (Alzheimer’s disease).

Can cause some of the brain structure, especially the basal ganglia, Which may lead to patients unable to control their own action

And emotions, as well as causing mental and cognitive functioning aspects of the retreat.