Depression symptoms of dementia

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Avatar f tn A significant proportion of them also develop affective symptoms. These changes occur over a period of 5-10 years. If the frontal lobes are affected, which is often the case, patients may present as apathetic or abulic. This is often accompanied by problems with attention, orientation and urinary incontinence. As already stated, small vessel disease and focal lesions often overlap, so these two patterns may be evident in the same individual concurrently.” Refer: http://en.wikipedia.
Avatar m tn Can dementia occur in younger men, say 44-45 years of age? At least to some degree? I've suffered two CVA's and my family would agree that I display a fair number of the symptoms listed under Dementia.
427279 tn?1210923421 hi ,i have a problem remembering things and i was talking to my daughter the other day and i couldnt think of the word to save my soul ...she says mom have you been checked for dementia?...hmmmm i do that a lot i will be talking to someone and for the life of me cant bring up the word i want to say....my long term memory isnt the greatest either...my kids will be sitting around talkig ad say mom do you remember this or that?.....a lot of times i would say yeah ...but i dont...
Avatar m tn The depressive illness causes to the pseudo dementia. Symptoms of Pseudo Dementia Depression. Thinking of suicide. Poor concentration. Problem in memory. Self blemning. Loss of interest. Decreased energy. Forgetfulness. Illness. Sadness Treatment of Pseudo Dementia For the treatment of pseudo dementia first find out the sign and symptoms of the disease. If the depression treated immediately then the sign of pseudo dementia will clear.
Avatar n tn My 81 year old mother has had a sudden severity in dementia and depression, including a time of visual hallucinations with paranoia and anxiety since her husband died end of June, 2007. She was hospitalized in a geropych unit for 16 days. She is now on Zyprexa 5 mg BID, it has been about 1 month of treatment. She is much better, no hallucinations/paranoia/anxiety. She also takes Lexapro, Aricept and Trazadone (for sleep) - these all are relatively new in the last 3 to 4 weeks.
Avatar f tn We finally found a doctor who says there are 3 groups of seniors, those with dementia, those with dementia and depression and those just with depression and they all need to be treated differently. As we have gotten my mom off of these meds, the hallucinations have stopped. She takes Pamelor for depression and depakote for anxiety.
Avatar n tn My 83 yr old mother suffers from dementia, mental confusion, anxiety, and depression. She is loosing the hair in her eyebrows which is a symptom for hypothyroidism. Her TSH has been low, less than 1, in blood tests over the last 5 yrs, but her doc says that is within the normal range and she does not have a thyroid problem. What else can cause eyebrow hair loss? Anyone know if there could be a link here, even with "normal" TSH? Thanks.
Avatar m tn Im still confused as to wether its some huge depression or dementia. I reduced her take of Risperidone and two nights now she didnt have a problem with going to the toilet and hasnt wet the bed. Seems more clear headed. Perhaps some of these pills are just rubbish. As in they might help one things but cause damage in the rest. I'm thouroughly confused myself. she seems clear today. slow - as always -but clear. no hovering.
7522862 tn?1396949021 But believe me when I say it's 100 times worse and there's way more symptoms that can be explained by that or any psychological disorder as far as I know. Many of the symptoms are exactly similar to dementia, which I know is impossible to get at my age unless you have brain damage, which is another supporting factor in the theory that I have brain damage.
Avatar f tn However, my doctor has been concerned about my continuing on this medicine because of my strong family history of developing dementia at about my age. So I have recently tried to stop taking my sleep aid. At present, I am going two or three nights without the clonazepam, but taking an antihistamine for my nasal clogging and dripping at bedtime.
Avatar n tn Essentially, can one year of mild benzo use cause or precipitate early-onset dementia, of any sort? Third, for approximately 3.5 out of the last 8 years (on and off) I have drank heavily (but no longer do today). I am wondering what type of alcohol use and for what duration can cause cognitive impariment and alcohol-related dementia (outside of Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome). Essentially, can 3 or 4 years of heavy drinking in one's twenties cause permanent, irreversible brain damage?
Avatar f tn Such disturbances include memory loss, anxiety, nervousness, agitation, restlessness, confusion, inability to sleep, nightmares, daytime tiredness, mental depression or euphoria. Consult a neurologist for the symptoms that he is suffering from. Though all drugs appear important for the condition that they are tackling, therapies can be modified to reduce hallucination. Take care.
190673 tn?1259206866 If you can, take holiday for a few days and see if the symptoms improve. Additionally, most drugs for anixiety and depression stop working after a few years use. This may be what is happening to you.
Avatar m tn I know alot of it is the meds make him tired and (he's 64) just normal aging, but, what are the symptoms of drug enduced dementia? He also like... hallucinates..... he sees bugs crawling sometimes in the house on the walls, and sees people standing in the room that have been dead for years and carries on conversations with them. he has VERY vivid dreams. and wakes up believing they are real and responds to them in real life. i.e.
Avatar f tn Based from the observations above, is this meningioma re-occuring? Or Early stage of Dementia? Or another Neurological disorder? Please Help me... What should we do to get a clear definite diagnosis...
Avatar n tn My father in law has all symptoms to prove that he has dementia. Except for he has high B12 level and the MRI test was perfect. What is it then.
Avatar m tn 63 yr old, black male, combat veteran during Vietnam war, he boxed in the army, smoker, hypertensive, suffers from PTSD, sleep apnea, heart has been diagnosed as "cardiomegaly", congestive heart failure secondary to ischemic cardiomyopathy with and ejection fraction of 45% in 2006, 2 Stints placed in heart since 2006, High Cholesterol, diagnosed with depression and anxiety, COPD, He has now become extraordinarily difficult to communicate with.
Avatar f tn I just don't think all of this is caused by depression. I suffer many of the same symptoms and was diagnosed with MS finally. But there are several diseases that mimic MS, they had to rule out them before they could make a diagnosed. I went to UCSF and they took care of everything..I hope your dad gets some help, also your family. hugs, meg Do you have a large hospital near you?
2033435 tn?1329947108 Insomnia Restlessness and inability to sit still Feelings of worthlessness Inappropriate guilt Thoughts of death or suicide Planning or attempting suicide More likely hypothyroidism: Feeling chilled or overly sensitive to cold temperatures Constipation Muscle cramps or stiffness Dry skin and hair Hair loss Hoarseness Slowed heart rate"
7522862 tn?1396949021 But believe me when I say it's 100 times worse and there's way more symptoms that can be explained by that or any psychological disorder as far as I know. Many of the symptoms are exactly similar to dementia, which I know is impossible to get at my age unless you have brain damage, which is another supporting factor in the theory that I have brain damage.
7522862 tn?1396949021 But believe me when I say it's 100 times worse and there's way more symptoms that can be explained by that or any psychological disorder as far as I know. Many of the symptoms are exactly similar to dementia, which I know is impossible to get at my age unless you have brain damage, which is another supporting factor in the theory that I have brain damage.
7522862 tn?1396949021 But believe me when I say it's 100 times worse and there's way more symptoms that can be explained by that or any psychological disorder as far as I know. Many of the symptoms are exactly similar to dementia, which I know is impossible to get at my age unless you have brain damage, which is another supporting factor in the theory that I have brain damage.
Avatar f tn you have to be prepared for this. then again, he could come out of this fine. Doctors treat symptoms. they see their part of the patient and often to not see the entire picture. Anyone that is considering surgery has a chance of a change in cognition occurring. Doctors do not take the time to make patients and families aware that he may have a better heart function. they fail to tell you his mental status may never be the same.
Avatar f tn This stage lasted a year all MRIS,EEG, EMG and extensive bloodwork for infectious disease drs for lyme disease or any other cns infection were ruled out. The symptoms progressed to a cognitive and behavior changes.She developed high anxiety and depression. Her personality changes and slight memory decline could be noticed as a mother. She complained her neck was progressively stiffing and as it got worse so did the memory problems.
Avatar f tn The neurologist says he is 90% sure that all of these symptoms and problems are a result of severe depression and anxiety. He says it is not a stroke, tumor, or dementia or early-onset Alzheimer's. The psychiatrist and psychologist both believe it HAS to be something other than just depression to be causing the physical problems he is having. We are so, so frustrated and heart-broken to see him this way.
966133 tn?1282849551 She has called me or my sister from the nursing home to come do things for her that the nurses are there to do. Grandma had senile dementia. I am afraid that Mom either is getting it or suffering from depression. I should know, because I went through a devastating depression and ended up on disability. Some of her symptoms could be both or even a side effect of taking pain meds for the past month. My sister and I are just about at the end of our rope.
Avatar f tn 65 yr old, with history 3 years of slow cognitive decline, preceded by 10 days on life support for adult respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis, pneumonia, multiple pulmonary thrombosis, congestive heart failure, followed by myocardial infarction. Worsening of symptoms for the past year, since my sibling (one of her 2 children) passed away unexpectedly.
5864500 tn?1380893197 There are different kinds of depression, but I think what you're talking about is clinical or chronic depression. Unfortunately. most people diagnosed with clinical depression are kind of stuck with it. That doesn't mean it cannot be managed and treated however. Like you said, it's kind of like diabetes or hypertension...it's something you'll always have, but it can be controlled, and there will be periods where it's a non-issue and other times when it's a big issue.
Avatar m tn As I've become more and more withdrawn socially over this time, mainly due to feeling increasingly confused and muddled, when leaving my flat, I've just been told I've got some sort of anxiety disorder going on, coupled with depression. What none of the doctors I've been to see so far, seem to have taken note of, is that I've only become withdraw since I started to feel so confused all the time, and not vice versa. Because of this, I'm a bit worried something has been missed.
Avatar n tn It is unclear as to the type of symptoms you had or the severity, so the diagnosis is unclear. The most common forms of depression, major depression is very treatable with 70-80% of patients responding to appropriate treatment. Likewise panic disorder, one of the common forms of anxiety is very treatable. I suggest a re-consult with your treating physician regarding the your present symptoms and current treatment regimen.