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Dementia and Alzheimer's disease describes a gradual loss of cognition and intellectual ability including language, attention, memory, and problem solving is an otherwise healthy person. The cause is unknown and there is no cure. Recommendations to decrease the risk of dementia include avoiding smoking, and keeping blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes under control. Physical and mental fitness may help prevent dementia; keeping socially active may also help. Recurrent head injuries are associated with dementia. Alzheimer's disease and dementia are not direct causes of death, but they make it more difficult to identify and treat complications that can lead to death.
“Being a guy I put off going to see a doctor for what my problem was. I didn’t want to talk about it to strangers, nor did I want to have to show my special purpose to strangers. But I finial got up the nerve to do so. When I made the appointment I was very vague, so when Dr. Hakky saw me he said relax it’s my job so lets take a look. It took him two seconds to say we can fix that and immediately scheduled me for surgery. I moved through the system with lightning speed. Thanks to Summer and Kimberly at the desk, my appointments were quick and painless, with a touch of humor to ease my self-consciousness. The nurses, Robin and Christy were quick to pick up on my insecurity’s and dealt with me in a nice matter of fact kind of way, with a dash of humor, that helped easy my reservations. What can I say it’s a guy thing. To all you guys out there considering making an appointment but haven’t, do so! You might be surprised that your problem can be fixed. Dealing with Dr. Hakky is, and was a pleasure. Not only did he fix my problem, but the hair on my head is growing back! Thanks to everyone there my special purpose is up and running, and I had the chance to make some new friends! ”