Possible Early Dementia (cont.)
Rodrigo O Kuljis, MD
Nestor Galvez-Jimenez, MD
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Helmi L Lutsep, MD
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There is no known way to prevent MCI or dementia. People who have a higher level of education or challenge themselves mentally may have a lower risk of MCI and Alzheimer's disease, but this has not been proven conclusively.
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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.