symptoms of aids dimentia
Jan 11, 2006
I need to know the early sings and symptoms of dimentia. I have a friend that may have the beginning of dementia. Any information you can give will be a help. thank you so much.
Response from Dr. Horwath
The early symptoms of HIV-associated dementia are apathy, social withdrawal, fatigue, and slowed thinking. However, these symptoms are not very specific, and the presence of one or more of these symptoms does not mean someone has dementia.
In order to reach a diagnosis of HIV-associated dementia, persistent symptoms of memory impairment, other cognitive impairment, and neurological symptoms like hand tremor, weakness and gait instability are also usually present. In addition, these symptoms need to be of sufficient severity and duration to cause substantial functional impairment, ie. inability to work, impairment in social functioning, etc. In order to firmly establish a diagnosis of dementia, a medical and neurological evaluation also needs to rule out other common causes of cognitive impairment, like opportunistic infections of the brain, brain tumors and other medical/neurological conditions that may masquerade as dementia.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Jock Itch After Breast Sucking Sign Of HIV AIDS
- Jock Itch After Vaginal Sex With Condom What Are The Chances Of HIV
- Can An Sexually Transmitted Disease Cause White Vaginal Discharge?
- Pathophysiology Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- Symptoms Of Vaginal Bleeding Headache Low Back Pain Cramping
- Does Hiv Cause An Increase In Eosinophil Count?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.