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  1. 10 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

    If you suspect a loved one may have Alzheimer's disease, here are 10 signs to look for.

  2. What Is Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease?

    WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of early-onset Alzheimer's, a form of the disease that affects people before age 65.

  3. Is It Alzheimer’s or Normal Aging?

    At a certain age, you might start to wonder if memory loss is just a part of growing old or something more serious. Learn the difference between being forgetful and the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.

  4. Apolipoprotein E-4 Genetic (DNA) Test - Topic Overview

    Research into ways to test DNA (genes) to see if a person is likely to develop Alzheimer's disease is progressing rapidly. People who have a gene for apolipoprotein E-4 (ApoE-4) may be more likely to develop the disease,but the presence of the gene cannot predict for sure whether a person will develop Alzheimer's disease. Many people who have the ApoE-4 gene do not get Alzheimer's disease,and ...

  5. Dementia - Topic Overview

    Dementia is a loss of mental skills that affects your daily life. It can cause problems with your memory and how well you can think and plan.

  6. Alzheimer's Disease - Prevention

    Researchers are studying the possibility that you may be able to reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or delay the onset of the disease.

  7. Memory Problems: Tips for Helping the Person With Daily Tasks - Topic Overview

    The following suggestions may help you develop a plan to help a family member who has an ongoing problem with memory,problem solving,judgment,or the ability to handle daily tasks. These suggestions are basic and do not include all the information you will need to care for your family member. Your doctor may have other suggestions to add to your plan. Establish a simple daily routine. Set ...

  8. Dementia - Home Treatment

    Home treatment for dementia involves teamwork among health professionals and caregivers to create a safe and comfortable environment and to make tasks of daily living as easy as possible. A diagnosis of dementia can create feelings of anger, fear, and anx

  9. Alzheimer's Disease - Medications

    At this time, there are no medications that can prevent or cure Alzheimer's disease or that will restore normal mental abilities. Medication may help some people function better by temporarily reducing memory loss and thinking problems.

  10. Alzheimer's Disease - Other Treatment

    ead about research on the herbal supplement ginkgo biloba and other complementary therapies for Alzheimer's disease.

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