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Dementia is a significant loss of intellectual abilities such as memory capacity. Dementia has a variety of causes. Treatment for dementia is generally focused on the symptoms of the disease.
Dementia Slideshow: Disorders of the Brain
Dementia is a collection of disorders that affect the brain. Watch this slideshow to learn about causes, diagnosis, treatments, medications and caring for people that suffer from these disorders.
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Alzheimer's Disease: A Caregiver's Guide
Watch this slideshow on Alzheimer's disease and get a caregiver's guide to understanding the disease, symptoms and stages.
Learn about Alzheimer's disease, a common cause of dementia. Symptoms and warning signs include: memory loss, difficulty performing familiar tasks, disorientation to time and place, misplacing things, and more.
Image of Alzheimer's
View an illustration of Alzheimer's disease and learn how it progresses and affects the brain during the early, moderate and severe stages.
Tips for Caregivers
Read the Alzheimer's caregiver guide, written to help caregivers of patients deal with communicating, bathing, and dressing, as well as problem solving and coping with difficulties Alzheimer's patients present.
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Can Stress Cause Alzheimer's?
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Dementia is defined as a significant loss of intellectual abilities such as memory capacity, severe enough to interfere with...
What Is the Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer's?
Dementia is a group of symptoms (syndrome) characterized by a decline in memory, thinking and reasoning. Although dementia is a...
Early Warning Signs and Stages of Dementia
Dementia is a decline and or loss of behavior of mental abilities, loss of judgment, language, and reasoning. Early warning signs...
Alzheimer's Disease: Financial Planning
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How Do Alzheimer’s Patients Feel?
Alzheimer’s patients may experience memory loss, difficulty thinking or concentrating, irritability, mood swings and bouts of...
How Long Do People With Alzheimer's Live?
People with Alzheimer’s typically live between 3 to 11 years long with the onset of symptoms beginning about 2.8 years after...
Is There a Simple Test for Alzheimer's?
A few tests, such as “drawing a clock with correct timing,” checking for loss of sensation of smell, and the “SAGE...
What Are the Symptoms of the Final Stages of Alzheimer's?
The final stages of Alzheimer’s or severe or late stage of Alzheimer’s can result in loss of many functions and present in the...
What Are the Seven Stages of Alzheimer's?
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What Are the 7 Stages of Dementia?
What are the 7 stages of dementia and how do you recognize them? Learn the signs of dementia and what to do if you or your loved...
What Are the Seven Stages of Dementia?
The progression of dementia (in Alzheimer’s disease) has been divided into seven stages. Learn about treatment, prevention, and...
What Are the Signs of Early Onset Dementia?
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Why Do I Forget Things Easily?
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Alzheimer's Diagnosis: Your Family's Questions Answered
What is Alzheimer's diagnosis criteria and how do you tell the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia? Find out the...
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Memory loss and confusion can be signs of normal aging, but also warning signs of Alzheimer's disease. The early stages of...
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Take the Alzheimer's Quiz to discover some of the mysteries behind this cognitive disorder. Learn causes, symptoms, treatments,...
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What foods are associated with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia? Cognitive function is predicated on good...
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That part of the central nervous system that is located within the cranium (skull). See a picture of Brain Layers and learn more...
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Treatment & Diagnosis
Medications & Supplements
- Cholinesterase Inhibitors (Side Effects, Uses, Interactions)
- donepezil (Aricept)
- galantamine (Razadyne, Razadyne ER)
- ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)
- memantine (Namenda)
- Exelon (rivastigmine, Exelon Patch)
- Side Effects of Cognex (tacrine)
- Side Effects of Aricept (donepezil)
- Side Effects of Razadyne ER (galantamine)
- Side Effects of Namenda (memantine)
- Exelon (rivastigmine, Exelon Patch)
- tacrine, (Cognex - discontinued in the U.S.)
Prevention & Wellness
- Alzheimer's and Memories
- Alzheimer's Cure Elusive Despite Progress
- Alzheimer's Disease Research
- Alzheimer's Drug Approved (Memantine)
- Alzheimer's Drug: Can a Pill Make You Smarter?
- Alzheimer's or Absentminded?
- Alzheimer's Treatment New Thinking
- Dementia Patients On Antipsychotic Meds At Risk
- Forgetfulness: It's Not Always What You Think
- Memory - Use it Or Lose It
- Memory Exercises That Work
- Multi-Infarct Dementia versus Alzheimer Disease
- Alzheimer's: Should You Be Tested?