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 Diagnosis:  Test your Knowledge

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Mr. C.V. was an 82 year old retired banker with diabetes, hypertension and a 30 pack year smoking history. A recent stroke had left him with right sided weakness. Four months after the stroke, his family reported he had decreased short term memory, was unable to manage his finances and was not as social as he used to be.

1. What likely subtype of dementia is this?

2. What tests would help you to confirm your diagnosis?

2.

Mrs. Cee was brought to see her family doctor due to a recent increase in confusion, insomnia and complaints of seeing long lost dead relatives when trying to sleep. Her husband also reported she was having difficulty with walking and had become somewhat rigid.

1. What likely subtype of dementia is this?

2. What tests would help you to confirm your diagnosis?

References for this Activity
1. Alzheimer Society of Canada. Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (http://www.alzheimer.ca/english/disease/dementias-intro.htm)
2. Dugue M, Neugroschl J, Sewell M, Marin D. Review of dementia. Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine 2003; 70:45-53
3. Gorelic PB. Risk factors for vascular dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. Stroke 2004; 35:2620-22.