Possible Early Dementia (cont.)
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age-related memory loss, aging, Alzheimer’s disease, amnestic MCI, benign senescent forgetfulness, cognition, mild cognitive impairment, minimal cognitive impairment, senile, senility, dementia, full dementia, memory loss, muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease, early dementia, possible early dementia
Rodrigo O Kuljis, MD
Nestor Galvez-Jimenez, MD
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Helmi L Lutsep, MD
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Perhaps the most important challenge in treating dementia is identifying cases (albeit uncommon) of reversible dementia such as chronic drug intoxication, vitamin deficiencies (B-12 and folate), subdural hematoma(s), major depression (causing forgetfulness), normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), and hypothyroidism.