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How Do I Take Care Of Dementia

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Ask the Experts

how do i care for someone with aids related dementia

i am a volunteer "buddy" and would like tips on how to care for/communicate with someone with aids-related dimentia
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...It depends on the severity of the dementia. In general, you can be helpful be assisting with those areas in which your "buddy" is impaired. In other words, help him to Read more »

Adherance, Resistance, Dementia, Mutation

My husband started kaletra/truvada after 23 yrs. no meds. He exhibits signs of dementia since I... Read more »

Do I have AIDS Dementia?

In January of 2005 my primary care physician wrote the Board of Medical Examiners of the State of... Read more »
Articles
AIDS InfoNet

Nervous System Problems and Dementia

...problems with sleeping, balance, walking, thinking, and memory. In the early years of AIDS these were all called "HIV-Associated Dementia." However, a broader range of problems is showing up at present. This is now called HIV-associated... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People May Be at Risk of Developing Chronic Dementia Similar to Alzheimer's, Study Says

...HIV-positive people may be at risk for developing chronic dementia similar to Alzheimer's disease, according to a study presented on Tuesday at the International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease Read more »
Project Inform

AIDS Dementia Complex

...Treating the Symptoms of ADC What If Someone I Care For Has Symptoms or Was Diagnosed With ADC? Conclusion Introduction Dementia is a brain disorder that affects a person's ability to think clearly and can impact his or her daily... Read more »
Project Inform

Connection Found Between Belly Fat and Dementia

... A study reported in the journal, Neurology , finds a possible link between excess belly fat and the risk of dementia. While the research did not look specifically at people living with HIV, it raises specific concerns for them. The researchers Read more »
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HIV Associated Dementia Symptoms

Posted by ScotCharles
...You can be somewhat functional and still have HAD. Manifestations of Dementia Early manifestations of dementia may include the following: Decreased attention or concentration Reduced speed of information Read more »

I have HIV Associated Dementia after 24 Years

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
...to HIV is most distressing. My HIV specialist and my AIDS neurologist at UCLA have both told me that the occurrence of HIV dementia is not related to either viral load or CD4 count. The virus enters the brain shortly after infection and remains... Read more »

HIV DEMENTIA

Posted by mrc911, 2 Replies
...I was recently diagnosed with HIV dementia. I am extremely depressed and have been out of work since June. My tcell count is 660 and viral load <60. I feel like I am Read more »

dementia - what are your experiences

Posted by cunta_stalwart, 2 Replies
lets talk about this late stage debilitating aspect of HIV Can it be treated, willl everybody get it do the modern drugs help early indicators. Read more »