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Causes of Dementia

List of causes of Dementia

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Dementia) that could possibly cause Dementia includes:

More causes:see full list of causes for Dementia

Causes of Dementia (Diseases Database):

The follow list shows some of the possible medical causes of Dementia that are listed by the Diseases Database:

Source: Diseases Database

Dementia Causes: Risk Factors

The following conditions have been cited in various sources as potentially causal risk factors related to Dementia:

Dementia: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Dementia, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Dementia:

Dementia: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Dementia: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Dementia:

Causes of Broader Categories of Dementia: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Dementia as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Dementia as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Dementia. Our database lists the following as having Dementia as a complication of that condition:

Dementia as a symptom:

Conditions listing Dementia as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Dementia. Our database lists the following as having Dementia as a symptom of that condition:

Medications or substances causing Dementia:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Dementia as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.


Drug interactions causing Dementia:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Dementia as a symptom.

The list below is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Methyldopa and Haloperidol interaction
  • Fluphenazine and Clonidine interaction
  • Plendil and Grapefruit Juice interaction
  • Procardia and Grapefruit Juice interaction
  • Seldane and Grapefruit Juice interaction
  • more interactions...»

What causes Dementia?

Article excerpts about the causes of Dementia:
The risk of developing AD increases with age, but AD and dementia symptoms are not a part of normal aging. AD and other dementing disorders in old age are caused by diseases. In the absence of a disease, the human brain often can function well into the tenth decade of life and beyond. (Source: excerpt from NIA's Progress Report on Alzheimer's Disease, 1998: NIA)

Medical news summaries relating to Dementia:

The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Dementia:

Related information on causes of Dementia:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Dementia may be found in:

 

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