Are all cases of dementia irreversible?

Dr. Gary Small, MD
Psychiatrist (Therapist)

Some types of dementia are irreversible. They include Alzheimer's disease, Lewy body dementia and frontotemporal dementia. 

However, there are reversible causes of dementia. They include those due to drug toxicity or a thyroid imbalance. 

If you are concerned about your memory or cognitive function or that of a loved one’s, see a doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment.

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