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    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of benefits. It will be hosted by Lauren from our Knowledge Services team. She'll be answering your questions on Wednesday 23 October between 3-4pm.

    You can either post your question >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.

Raising awareness the other way about

Discussion in 'Dementia-related news and campaigns' started by Brucie, May 20, 2007.

  1. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    We sometimes have posts from people who believe they might have the early stages of dementia and, of course, this is totally worrying for them.

    Generally, we suggest that there may be other causes and in any case, to see their GP to arrange a consultation and perhaps tests.

    Today, in a family situation, I came across what might be a red herring - the use of statins. http://medicine.ucsd.edu/ses/adverse_effects.htm

    In the web pages above, check out "Lesser known side effects" and "memory".

    apparently many people who take statins get concerned that the memory loss they may suffer might be dementia. When they stop the medication, the memory loss may no longer be there.

    Just my thoughts....
     
  2. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    Some causes of forgetfulness

    While on the subject of red herrings, I came across the following site and references [there are more if you want to look]

    http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/symptoms/forgetfulness/causes.htm

    http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/symptoms/forgetfulness/common.htm

    http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/symptoms/forgetfulness/side-effects.htm

    http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/symptoms/forgetfulness/drug-interactions.htm

    I have no relationship whatever with this site, just Googled 'forgetfulness' and found it.

    I hope it may help someone!
     
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