Dementia

Last updated: Saturday, 27, November, 2010
CausesAppropriate Tests

Clinical assessment; pathology tests may be contributory.

See also Psychomotor regression.

Alzheimer's disease

Multiple-infarct dementia

Alcoholism

Cerebral tumour (primary or metastatic)

Hypothyroidism

Infection

  • HIV infection
See AIDS
  • Neurosyphilis
See Syphilis.

Lead poisoning

Normal pressure hydrocephalus

Huntington disease

Vitamin B12 deficiency

Late onset genetic disease

 

 

See Huntington disease testing.