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Review: could Dementia cause Fatigue?

Summary: Fatigue could be caused by Dementia, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also have Depression, and take Namenda.

We study 4,734 people who have Dementia from FDA and social media. Among them, 198 have Fatigue. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Dementia

Dementia (latest reports from 42,425 patients) is typically treated by Aricept, Namenda, Seroquel, Donepezil, Exelon, Galantamine Hydrobromide.

Fatigue

Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) (latest reports from 1,536,258 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 4,734 people who have dementia are studied. Among them, 198 (4.18%) have Fatigue. They amount to 0.01% of all the 1,536,034 people who have Fatigue on eHealthMe.

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%0.99%1.97%97.37%

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. Blood pressure (9 people, 4.55%)
  8. Generalised anxiety disorder (8 people, 4.04%)
  9. Cardiac disorder (8 people, 4.04%)
  10. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (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. Coumadin (32 people, 16.16%)
  7. Lipitor (32 people, 16.16%)
  8. Vitamin e (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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  • side effects have developed slowly, then very rapidly over the last 6 months.
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  • After my mom stopped swallowing food and was becomming more and more "out of it," i obtained an Exelon Patch prescription for her. After taking the drup for about 3 weeks, she seemed to become even less alert; began to drool and was sleepy more often.

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Related condition

- Dementia (4,305 reports)

 

Related symptom

- Fatigue

 

Related drugs

- Aricept
- Namenda
- Seroquel
- Donepezil
- Exelon
- Donepezil Hydrochloride
- Galantamine Hydrobromide
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