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    Dementia question

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    None of the above are true.

    The correct answer was suppose to be the 4th choice, which for some reason did not post.

    The answer is.....Alzheimer's disease is the most frequent cause.

    Sorry guys.

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    I added it

    Surgery4life:

    I've added the last option for you. Don't forget to hit "add option" even after your last entry to make sure it gets included in the poll. Good luck.
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    REversible dementia is important

    Reversible dementia is important because you can treat it. Here are some of the causes: B12/folate deficiency, syphilis, infections, alcohol, depression, hypothyroidism

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    Dementia vs Delirium

    Reversible dementia is important because you can treat it. Here are some of the causes: B12/folate deficiency, syphilis, infections, alcohol, depression, hypothyroidism
    I think the causes you mentioned are for delirium, which is different from dementia in that it is usually sudden onset and has an underlying cause. Dementia on the other hand progressed over the years and the underlying cause is usually unknown and hence it's difficult to treat.

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