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dementia due to oxygen loss rather than Alzheimers

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Is there a type of dementia that would be caused by a previous medical crisis where oxygen was cut off to the brain for a period? What would it be form of dementia be called?
My mom has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's approximately 2-3 years ago. I knew little about Alzheimer's at the time. Since her diagnosis I have read as much as I could on it. My problem is my mom does not quit fit the symptoms. She definitely has dementia I am not denying that! However in 2002 she had a bad asthma attack and she died 3 times in the emergency room that day in which her oxygen, which she was already lacking due to the attack...was totally cut off for idk how long those 3 times! She started showing signs soon afterwards which has made me wonder if her dementia is do to that rather than Alzheimers.


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replied November 26th, 2016
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Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Oxygen cut off at birth has different implication and dementia is an old age disease. That is called cerebral palsy and a different disease than alzheimer's.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan


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