×
About 130 results
Frontotemporal dementia - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/frontotemporal-dementia/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354741

Nov 4th, 2019 - Diagnosis There's no single test for frontotemporal dementia. Doctors look for signs and symptoms of the disease and try to exclude other possible causes. The disorder can be especially challenging to diagnose early because symptoms of frontotemporal dementia often overlap with those of other conditions. Blood tests To help rule out other conditions, such as liver or kidney disease, your doctor...

Frontotemporal dementia - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/frontotemporal-dementia/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20354745

Nov 4th, 2019 - Frontotemporal dementia care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team Teamwork At Mayo Clinic, an integrated team of doctors trained in nervous system conditions (neurologists), nervous system and mental health conditions (neuropsychologists), nervous system conditions and radiology (neuroradiologists), speech and language (speech-language pathologists), sleep medicine, and physical medicine a...

Frontotemporal dementia - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/frontotemporal-dementia/symptoms-causes/syc-20354737

Nov 4th, 2019 - Overview Frontotemporal dementia is an umbrella term for a group of uncommon brain disorders that primarily affect the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. These areas of the brain are generally associated with personality, behavior and language. In frontotemporal dementia, portions of these lobes shrink (atrophy). Signs and symptoms vary, depending on which part of the brain is affected. S...

Lewy body dementia - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lewy-body-dementia/symptoms-causes/syc-20352025

Apr 25th, 2019 - Overview Lewy body dementia, also known as dementia with Lewy bodies, is the second most common type of progressive dementia after Alzheimer's disease dementia. Protein deposits, called Lewy bodies, develop in nerve cells in the brain regions involved in thinking, memory and movement (motor control). Lewy body dementia causes a progressive decline in mental abilities. People with Lewy body deme...

Lewy body dementia - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lewy-body-dementia/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20352030

Apr 25th, 2019 - Diagnosis A diagnosis of Lewy body dementia requires a progressive decline in your ability to think, as well as two of the following: Fluctuating alertness and thinking (cognitive) function Repeated visual hallucinations Parkinsonian symptoms REM sleep behavior disorder, in which people act out their dreams during sleep Autonomic dysfunction, which involves instability in blood pressure and hea...

Lewy body dementia - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lewy-body-dementia/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20352035

Apr 25th, 2019 - Lewy body dementia care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team Mayo Clinic doctors and researchers have extensive experience comprehensively evaluating and treating people with Lewy body dementia. Your care team of experts works together to provide you the best possible care — and you benefit from each specialist's knowledge and experience. Doctors trained in nervous system conditions (neuro...

Dementia - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dementia/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20352024

Apr 18th, 2019 - Dementia care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team Mayo Clinic doctors from many disciplines, including neurology, neuroscience, psychology and psychiatry, collaborate to provide you with the best dementia care. Mayo Clinic doctors work together as a team to determine the most appropriate treatment for your condition. Your care is discussed among the team, your test results are available q...

Dementia - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dementia/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20352019

Apr 18th, 2019 - Diagnosis Diagnosing dementia and its type can be challenging. People have dementia when they have cognitive impairment and lose their ability to perform daily functions, such as taking their medication, paying bills and driving safely. To diagnose the cause of the dementia, the doctor must recognize the pattern of the loss of skills and function and determine what a person is still able to do....

Dementia - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dementia/symptoms-causes/syc-20352013

Apr 18th, 2019 - Overview Dementia describes a group of symptoms affecting memory, thinking and social abilities severely enough to interfere with your daily life. It isn't a specific disease, but several different diseases may cause dementia. Though dementia generally involves memory loss, memory loss has different causes. Having memory loss alone doesn't mean you have dementia. Alzheimer's disease is the most...

Alzheimer's disease - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/alzheimers-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20350447

Dec 7th, 2018 - Overview Alzheimer's disease is a progressive disorder that causes brain cells to waste away (degenerate) and die. Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia — a continuous decline in thinking, behavioral and social skills that disrupts a person's ability to function independently. The early signs of the disease may be forgetting recent events or conversations. As the disease prog...

Alzheimer's disease - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/alzheimers-disease/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20350453

Dec 7th, 2018 - Diagnosis A key component of a diagnostic assessment is self-reporting about symptoms, as well as the information that a close family member or friend can provide about symptoms and their impact on daily life. Additionally, a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is based on tests your doctor administers to assess memory and thinking skills. Laboratory and imaging tests can rule out other potential ...

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/creutzfeldt-jakob-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20371226

Oct 3rd, 2018 - Overview Creutzfeldt-Jakob (KROITS-felt YAH-kobe) disease is a degenerative brain disorder that leads to dementia and, ultimately, death. Symptoms of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) can resemble those of other dementia-like brain disorders, such as Alzheimer's. But Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease usually progresses much more rapidly. CJD captured public attention in the 1990s when some people in the ...

Mild cognitive impairment - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mild-cognitive-impairment/symptoms-causes/syc-20354578

Aug 22nd, 2018 - Overview Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is the stage between the expected cognitive decline of normal aging and the more serious decline of dementia. It can involve problems with memory, language, thinking and judgment that are greater than normal age-related changes. If you have mild cognitive impairment, you may be aware that your memory or mental function has "slipped." Your family and clos...

Delirium - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/delirium/symptoms-causes/syc-20371386

Jun 26th, 2018 - Overview Delirium is a serious disturbance in mental abilities that results in confused thinking and reduced awareness of the environment. The start of delirium is usually rapid — within hours or a few days. Delirium can often be traced to one or more contributing factors, such as a severe or chronic illness, changes in metabolic balance (such as low sodium), medication, infection, surgery, or ...

Vascular dementia - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/vascular-dementia/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20378798

May 8th, 2018 - Diagnosis Doctors can nearly always determine that you have dementia, but there's no specific test that confirms you have vascular dementia. Your doctor will make a judgment about whether vascular dementia is the most likely cause of your symptoms based on the information you provide, your medical history for stroke or disorders of the heart and blood vessels, and results of tests that may help...

Vascular dementia - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/vascular-dementia/symptoms-causes/syc-20378793

May 8th, 2018 - Overview Vascular dementia is a general term describing problems with reasoning, planning, judgment, memory and other thought processes caused by brain damage from impaired blood flow to your brain. You can develop vascular dementia after a stroke blocks an artery in your brain, but strokes don't always cause vascular dementia. Whether a stroke affects your thinking and reasoning depends on you...

Posterior cortical atrophy - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/posterior-cortical-atrophy/symptoms-causes/syc-20376560

Dec 11th, 2017 - Overview Posterior cortical atrophy is a rare, degenerative brain and nervous system (neurological) syndrome that results in gradually declining vision. Common symptoms include difficulties with reading, judging distances, and recognizing objects and familiar faces. This condition may eventually cause your memory and thinking abilities (cognitive skills) to decline. Posterior cortical atrophy m...

Amnesia - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/amnesia/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353366

Aug 24th, 2017 - Diagnosis To diagnose amnesia, a doctor will do a comprehensive evaluation to rule out other possible causes of memory loss, such as Alzheimer's disease, other forms of dementia, depression or a brain tumor. Medical history The evaluation starts with a detailed medical history. Because the person with memory loss may not be able to provide thorough information, a family member, friend or anothe...

Delirium
https://medlineplus.gov/delirium.html

Jul 5th, 2010 - Delirium is a condition that features rapidly changing mental states. It causes confusion and changes in behavior. Besides falling in and out of consciousness, there may be problems with Attention and awareness Thinking and memory Emotion Muscle control Sleeping and waking Causes of delirium include medications, poisoning, serious illnesses or infections, and severe pain. It can also be part of...

Lewy Body Disease
https://medlineplus.gov/lewybodydisease.html

Jan 31st, 2005 - Lewy body disease is one of the most common causes of dementia in the elderly. Dementia is the loss of mental functions severe enough to affect normal activities and relationships. Lewy body disease happens when abnormal structures, called Lewy bodies, build up in areas of the brain. The disease may cause a wide range of symptoms, including Changes in alertness and attention Hallucinations Prob...