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Alzheimer\'s and Anesthesia

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Anesthesia and Incident Dementia: A Population-Based, Nested, Case-Control Study

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Objective: To test the hypothesis that exposure to procedures requiring general anesthesia during adulthood is not significantly associated with incident dementia using a retrospective, population-ba READ MORE
http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196%2813%2900124-9...

Alzheimer's and Anesthesia

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I've seen many caregivers worried about the potential effects of anesthesia if their loved ones who have dementia must undergo surgery. I looked into this issue in great detail when a friend who has READ MORE
http://alzlibrary.wordpress.com/2009/05/17/anesthesia-and-alzheimers/
Can anesthesia cause dementia? Can it make dementia worse? Are some types of anesthesia safer than others?
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