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Dementia is a descriptive term for a collection of symptoms that can be caused by a number of disorders that affect the brain. While memory loss is a common symptom of dementia, memory loss by itself does not mean that a person has dementia. The purpose of the community is to share support and information with Dementia patients, their loved ones, and caregivers. Topics in the community include: causes, clinical trials, complications, family issues, living with Dementia, prognosis, research, surgery, treatments.

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Dementia

Does all progressive dementias show brain atrophy or degeneration on mris?
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Sometimes you need a complimentary MRA, using dye contrast media, which shows degeneration of vascular structures.
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I did have the MRA with the MRI, both negative. Any others you know of?
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My significant other (age 88) has been diagnosed with Chronic small vessel brain disease.  This was not a surprise to me, as I've been dealing with his memory loss, thinking difficulties, gait disturbances and balance problems for a couple of years. With the diagnosis, he has now asked me to leave as he doesn't want to put me in a situation of being his caregiver. I could probably talk him through this, however, he has started calling me a liar, and yet won't tell me what he thinks I lie about.  Is this the beginning of Alzheimers?
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