... Cerebral atrophy is a shrinking of the brain. It can be caused by stroke or brain trauma, various forms of dementia, cerebral palsy, Huntington's disease, MS, infections, epilepsy, or a number of other diseases. ... (1 replies)
... We assumed that the atrophy was caused by chronic alcoholism. ... (1 replies)
... Yes, fixations will come and go. The cognitive damage causes a problem with focus. Mom would fixate on something and get stuck. It would become obsessive. ... (8 replies)
... GRRR The brain atrophy is caused by something and the most common cause is one of the many types of dementia.... it is not normal. It also causes more problems than with just balance. ... (41 replies)
... With advance dementia there is atrophy of the brain which can be detected in an MRI. Yet minimal brain atrophy doesn't give a definite diagnosis and it's much better to have an earlier MRI for comparison. At this point there is no blood test used in diagnosis. ... (1 replies)
... Nothing will show in the medical test except perhaps some minor atrophy on the MRI. Unless you have a previous MRI for comparison it may not even be mentioned. If diagnosed early enough it will not even show up. ... (21 replies)
... eryone says, it seems that dementia is a group of conditions that you can define as having physical, or anatomical changes to the brain, either in deposits or in atrophy or some such. ... (66 replies)
... ited therapeutic value they do have comes in the later stages of the disease. However, neither alter or slow the progress of the disease. They merely alter the brain chemistry in ways that enable the diminished brain to function more effectively. ... (30 replies)
... not a professional nor do I know what to say about the Elderly abuse.. However we all know that Alz can cause an array or problems depending on what part of the brain has been scarred over. ... (9 replies)
... nt types of blood work, and the illnesses that are being weeded out through the diagnostic process. Our Sunday paper last week had a magazine insert that showed atrophy of an Alzheimers' patient's brain compared to a healthy brain. ... (21 replies)
... Trying to keep it simple here ... ???
My MIL was diagnosed with dementia. The doctor said there was no point in telling her because she a) would forget or b) wouldn't understand or c) deny the entire thing and cause more problems.
It's a personal choice. We do believe educating our charges will help them in their journey with the disease, but I think it's justification... (7 replies)