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Can teenagers aged 19 years old get dementia?

Posted In: Alzheimer's Disease 7 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 31, 2008
  • 03:19 AM

I heard adults and older people get it but never teenagers? :(

This isn't a joke thread, I swear.

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  • "Dementia-causing brain disease mostly in seniors and the elderly." <---- which suggests that there may be really rare cases in which younger people get dementia. I severely doubt it, though.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 8, 2008
    • 05:13 PM
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  • Dementia is a more general category than Alzheimer's in particular, which is by definition age-related dementia. Dementia is just a symptom, not a disease in itself. It can occur in people of all ages, though the underlying causes of it are extremely rare in an otherwise healthy teenager.At that age, I suppose the most serious risk of dementia is repeated head trauma, for example due to football, or (the canonical example) boxing. Another possibility is syphilis, although the neurological symptoms tend not to occur until much later in life, and only if the disease is not treated, which is trivial to do. There is a form of dementia associated with HIV, also, and with hypoglycemia.Broadly, anything which can cause brain damage can cause dementia.
    bobwick 21 Replies
    • October 6, 2008
    • 00:13 PM
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  • Dementia is the condition of losing previously held intelligence (mental competence). It is not a diagnosis, but a condition. It can happen at any age, but typically is in older people, hence the term, "age related dementia."There are many causes of dementia, as noted by the other postings.
    marionstar 228 Replies
    • October 7, 2008
    • 04:19 AM
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  • They can if they use a wireless phone (cell phone, cordless phone). This is why early-onset Alzheimer's is on the rise - the phones and the phone masts/towers/antennas. Google it yourself. It is part of an illness called Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity.
    kermworm 81 Replies
    • August 30, 2009
    • 09:14 PM
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  • Unlikely. Methylcobalamin supplementation is golden. Jarrow sublingual methyl-b12, or methyl-mate (request a free nasal spray bottle, you will absorb more. 3 sprays is 1000 mcg, or 1mg).http://recoveryvideos.com/autism/methylcobalamin-vitamin-b12.html
    Boo Radley 10 Replies
    • August 31, 2009
    • 11:49 PM
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  • Dementia is a more general category than Alzheimer's in particular, which is by definition age-related dementia. Dementia is just a symptom, not a disease in itself. It can occur in people of all ages, though the underlying causes of it are extremely rare in an otherwise healthy teenager.At that age, I suppose the most serious risk of dementia is repeated head trauma, for example due to football, or (the canonical example) boxing. Another possibility is syphilis, although the neurological symptoms tend not to occur until much later in life, and only if the disease is not treated, which is trivial to do. There is a form of dementia associated with HIV, also, and with hypoglycemia.Broadly, anything which can cause brain damage can cause dementia. bookmarks
    bookmarkmaster 2 Replies
    • September 2, 2009
    • 00:24 AM
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  • I know this post was from years ago and you have probably found the answers you were looking for but on the off chance you didn't find the answers. Yes teens can get dementia. There is a quite rare form and I believe it's mainly inherited. I hope this helps.
    http://www.channel4.com/news/first-signs-of-alzheimers-detected-in-teenagers
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