Dementia and causes are defined. Causes other than Alzheimer’s disease are detailed including mild cognitive impairment, vascular dementia, Lewy Body disease, Frontotemporal Dementia and Pick’s disease, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Treatable causes of dementia include reactions to medications, metabolic abnormalities, nutritional deficiencies, emotional problems, delirium, depression, and infections. Learn to recognize the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease and the symptoms during the progression of the disease from early to middle to late stage. Current research into probable causes and genetic links are discussed and linked to pharmacology and side effects of the FDA approved drugs. Finally attendees will learn how to recognize early stage symptoms and how to respond to their loved one’s issues relating to short-term memory loss, word-finding problems, asking the same question repeatedly, denial, decision making, and paranoia. For more information visit: http://www.planetbenja.com/Benjamin_Pearce/Publications.html

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