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How does the treatment for dementia with Lewy bodies differ from the treatment for Alzheimer's disease


Lewy Body Dementia has a different underlying cause than Alzheimer’s.It is in the Parkinson’s family of disorders. Often as it progresses patients may be given Dopamine replacement type medications such as Sinamet to help treat movement problems.Even though it is an off-label use, Alzheimer’s med... Read More

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What is the best known treatment (home/medical) to control progression of early Parkinson's disease


Stem cells help to control progression of early Parkinson's diseaseThe results of stem cell therapy with multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MMSCs) both on animal models and in clinical trials confirm that such approaches may slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease and reduce symptoms, as... Read More

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What's the difference between neurological disorders in the brain and mental illnesses


Psychiatry is differentiated from neurology by a totally arbitrary line, and there is a large degree of overlap. Generally this line is drawn at the point where a physical manifestation of the disease is not obvious (psychiatry), versus where there is a somatic component. Neurology deals with mo... Read More

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Is Neurobiology a different major than neuroscience


Not as far as degrees go, they would be the same.There would be some differences based on neurobiology as a concentration, but that depends on where you are academically:Undergraduate:If you are at a school that offers a neuroscience degree, you may have the option to focus on the biological “w... Read More

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What is the physiotherapy for Parkinson's disease


Aims of Physiotherapy in Parkinson's disease·Maintain and improve levels of function and independence, which will help to improve a person’s quality of life·Use exercise and movement strategies to improve mobility·Correct and improve abnormal movement patterns and posture, where possible·Maximise... Read More

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What are the initial signs of Alzheimer's Disease that you noticed in people close to you or in yourself


Alzheimer’s disease is progressive brain disorder that slowly affects memory and thinking abilities and, with time, the ability to carry out the simplest daily activities. In most of the people the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease starts appearing by mid-60. The commonest feature of Alzheimer’s d... Read More

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In which side of the brain are the old habits stored compared to the new acquired ones


You first have to understand that sides of the brain are less important than lobes. These include the Occipital, Temporal, Parietal, and Frontal lobe a.k.a Neo-cortex. Visual would have strong emphasis with neurons located in the occipital but given that it’s processed largely by the neocortex a... Read More

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How does Alzheimer's disease develop


There are multiple biochemical processes associated with Alzheimer’s disease.1.Increased levels of beta-amyloid2.Increased beta-secretase activity (beta-secretase is an enzyme that cuts the amyloid precursor protein (APP) in such a way as to make beta-amyloid)3.Decreased alpha-secretase activit... Read More

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What is the best thing to do if diagnosed with dementia


Sort out plans for your future i.e. lasting power of attorney·See you’re GP and if you haven’t been referred to a memory clinic then ensure that you are as they can help support you and those close to you. They can also try to identify what type of dementia and make sure it’s not another illness... Read More

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What is the scariest thing for Neuro surgeon


·Uncontrollable bleeding from the brain·Uncontrollable brain bulge·Wound infection after surgery·Fluctuating BP post blood clot evacuation from brain·Engaging in a difficult conversation with a mob of patient relatives at 2 in the morning after the patient got drunk and sustained a motor vehicle... Read More

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What are proven facts about Parkinson's disease and stem cell treatment


There are a lot of myths towards Parkinson’s disease but here are some clearly stated facts.1. Parkinson's disease is not just an ''old person's disease. “Parkinson’s disease isn't just marked by tremors and other outward symptoms Diagnosing Parkinson's disease isn't simple.Treatment should be... Read More

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How many layers of neurons are in the cortex of the human brain


Officially there are 6 layers in the cortex, but this layering is somewhat arbitrary, and layer “1” contains almost no neurons.Here is an idealized cross-section of the cortex showing the layering:In the visual cortex, layer 4 is subdivided into 4A, 4B, and 4C; and layer 4C is further subdivided... Read More

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What is the best treatment for dementia ! Is it curable


Dementia is a set of symptoms, not a specific disorder per se. There are many disorders that can cause dementia symptoms, and quite a few of those are treatable or even curable. You need to consult with a qualified doctor to diagnose the disorder causing your symptoms, and identify the appr... Read More

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Neurologically, how different is a happy brain from a sad brain


Happiness and sadness are emotions, which are states. Although there may be structural differences in a person who is depressed (more prone to be in a “sad state”) versus a brain who has a more balanced tendency to exist in a state (a euthymic person), only functional neuroimaging can be used to... Read More

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What are some of the most unusual brains


The Brain of Phineas Gage.In case you're not familiar with Gage, he has one of the most shocking incidents I've ever read about it when it comes to brains. His story goes like this:In 1848, Gage was a foreman of crew cutting a railroad. He used an iron to pack explosive powder into a hole, but as... Read More

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What are some tips for visiting someone with Alzheimer’s


1.Never treat them or speak to them like children!!2.You go into their room and enter “their world,” don’t force them into reality! If its spring, and you’re swinging at the park - be there. Don’t do the ridiculous and remind them that they’re in a nursing home and need to “snap out of it.”3.Alw... Read More

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How do jellyfish respond to stimuli in their environment if they don’t have a brain and central nervous system


Even though jellyfish lack a central nervous system (CNS), that doesn’t mean they completely lack neural tissue.Jellyfish, and many other cnidarians, have what is known as a neural net. Imagine instead of a centralized brain, the “brain” of the jellyfish is spread throughout its entire body.... Read More

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How is pain treated in Parkinson’s disease


Parkinson’s patients tend to experience stiffness in muscles and joints which lead to difficulty in walking and maintaining a balanced posture. Since the muscles tend to get rigid, it causes pain. Also, they find it difficult to complete their daily tasks and require help. This is because the ha... Read More

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What are the best treatments for Multiple Sclerosis


Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disabling disease in which brain and spinal cord are potentially damaged. Basically, the immune system attacks the protective sheath that covers nerve fibres and develops communication problems between your brain and the rest of the body.Eventually, this causes p... Read More

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How does Parkinson's disease affect the mental state, especially thought processes


Parkinson’s can affect mental state in many ways such as:1. Slowness in thinking or bradyphrenia2. Difficulty in multitasking3. Executive dysfunction or impaired judgment and rigidity of thought process4. The dopamine agonists can lead to impulse control disorders like compulsive gambling, buy... Read More

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What is the difference between a Parkinson's disease tremor and other diseases’ tremor, and is there any device that measures and recognizes a Parkinson's disease tremor


A type of tremor not mentioned by others results from damage to the cerebellum.The tremor of Parkinson’s is called “resting” because it may not be as noticeable on “intention” that is, when one performs a voluntary motor behaviour,A cerebellar tremor, on the other hand, is absent at rest. Howeve... Read More

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Why is high blood pressure always a health concern


High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, two of the leading саuѕеѕ of death in the United States. It аlѕо саn lead to kidney failure and erectile dysfunction. You may suffer from headaches, sleep deprivation, loss of vision, inability to think сlеаrlу if you have... Read More

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What part of the brain is the voice inside our head


If you refer to rational decision-making, planning, and prudence, the most attributed brain region to these functions is the frontal lobe.Significant evidence has consistently revealed the role of the frontal lobe in controlled thought: particularly, the extremely famous case of Phinea... Read More

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