19 Dec

Is dementia reversible?


The idea of reversible dementia was very popular during the 1970s in particular. Given observations that some people have depression which looked like dementia, and that depression got better after treatment with anti-depressants, and other observations of improvement in cognition after treatment for thyroid disease or B12 deficiency, there is a lot of enthusiasm that dementia could be made to reverse. While this does happen occasionally, it is very uncommon.