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Reversible dementias

Some types of dementia are reversible. This means they can be treated and possibly cured. A treatable dementia happens because of some other condition. The most common cause of reversible dementia is a toxic reaction to medication, either prescription or over the counter.

Other causes include:

  • Dietary deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency
  • Infections
  • Tumours
  • Alcoholism
  • Inflammatory states
  • Hormonal dysfunction
  • Environmental toxins
  • Drug abuse 
  • Depression

Please see your doctor if you are concerned about any of these conditions.

Last Updated: 03/25/13
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