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A 74 year old woman is brought to the clinic by her daughter in law. the woman is a regular patient and has a long history of hypertension and ischemic heart disease .She lives with her son and daughter in law, who are concerned that she has become increasingly forgetful over the past years .Initially they attributed her forgetfulness to normal aging but her memory impairment has progressively worsened over the past several months. Of late she has also developed some difficulty performing activities of daily living and is no longer able to cook.Which one of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

A. Alzheimer's disease
B. Multi-infarct dementia
C. Normal pressure hydrocephalus
D. Pick's disease
E. Psuedodementia
F. Age related changes

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ans A ......... not multi infarct as pt has no cns deficits .........
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ans A ......... not multi infarct as pt has no cns deficits .........
But why its not multi infarct dementia ,the patient has hypertension .Moreover ,it seems step like progression .
Everytime I answer multi infarct ,it turns out to be Alzheimer's disease
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A 74 year old woman is brought to the clinic by her daughter in law. the woman is a regular patient and has a long history of hypertension and ischemic heart disease .She lives with her son and daughter in law, who are concerned that she has become increasingly forgetful over the past years .Initially they attributed her forgetfulness to normal aging but her memory impairment has progressively worsened over the past several months. Of late she has also developed some difficulty performing activities of daily living and is no longer able to cook.Which one of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

A. Alzheimer's disease
B. Multi-infarct dementia
C. Normal pressure hydrocephalus
D. Pick's disease
E. Psuedodementia
F. Age related changes

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A. Alzheimer's disease since it's been there for many years and only recently become worse.
There is lack of information in the question stem to point to any other pathology.
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But why its not multi infarct dementia ,the patient has hypertension .Moreover ,it seems step like progression .
Everytime I answer multi infarct ,it turns out to be Alzheimer's disease

point is if pt had multi infarct pt would have focal cns signs like weakness in left arm or right leg or sensory loss in a limb but pt has no such focal defects thus its not multi infarct .
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I have uploaded an article that will make all of you master and gangbang the dementias like a sir
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File Type: pdf Dementias and their treatment.PDF (350.5 KB)
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I have uploaded an article that will make all of you master and gangbang the dementias like a sir
Are you kidding me..........27 pages............sorry I will have no energy left for the gangbang after reading that article.

I'll stick to MTB 3 pages 206-208
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I have uploaded an article that will make all of you master and gangbang the dementias like a sir
Thanks you man ,so much .The file is bit big ,i will read tomorrow and will let u know .I am always confused in dementia .Hope it helps
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lol, just in case you want to read a specific dementia or to compare between them, i didnt read the whole article, but read the dementias in which i struggle a lot, including pick vs lewy body and multi-infarct dementia

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saw this q in UW recently.
I hear you man - htn kinda made me wanna think it was multi-infarct.

these questions are really hard.
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