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Would you have Fatigue when you have Dementia?

Summary: Fatigue is found among people with Dementia, especially people who are female, 60+ old, also have Depression, and take medication Namenda.

We study 198 people who have Fatigue and Dementia from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Dementia

Dementia (madness) can be treated by Aricept, Namenda, Donepezil, Seroquel, Exelon, Donepezil Hydrochloride. (latest reports from 12,429 Dementia patients)

Fatigue

Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 200,694 Fatigue patients)

On Jan, 21, 2015: 198 people who have dementia and Fatigue are studied.

Trend of Fatigue in dementia reports

Gender of people who have dementia and experienced Fatigue * :

FemaleMale
Fatigue62.20%37.80%

Age of people who have dementia and experienced Fatigue * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fatigue0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.98%1.97%97.05%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fatigue0.00%18.18%63.64%18.18%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Depression (24 people, 12.12%)
  2. Parkinson's disease (16 people, 8.08%)
  3. Hypertension (12 people, 6.06%)
  4. Tremor (11 people, 5.56%)
  5. Pain (11 people, 5.56%)
  6. Blood cholesterol (10 people, 5.05%)
  7. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (8 people, 4.04%)
  8. Cardiac disorder (8 people, 4.04%)
  9. Generalised anxiety disorder (8 people, 4.04%)
  10. Anxiety (8 people, 4.04%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Namenda (198 people, 100.00%)
  2. Aricept (111 people, 56.06%)
  3. Aspirin (75 people, 37.88%)
  4. Toprol-xl (36 people, 18.18%)
  5. Exelon (34 people, 17.17%)
  6. Vitamin e (32 people, 16.16%)
  7. Coumadin (32 people, 16.16%)
  8. Lipitor (32 people, 16.16%)
  9. Norvasc (28 people, 14.14%)
  10. Synthroid (27 people, 13.64%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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