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Alzheimer's Disease Health Center

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  1. Alzheimer's Disease - Other Treatment

    Researchers are investigating many treatments to learn whether they can prevent or delay the development of dementia.

  2. Alzheimer's Disease - What Happens

    How quickly dementia progresses depends on what is causing it and the area of the brain that is affected. Some types of dementia progress slowly over several years. Other types may progress more rapidly.

  3. 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.

  4. Alzheimer's Disease - Treatment Overview

    Some cases of dementia are caused by medical conditions that can be treated, fully or partly restoring mental function. When dementia cannot be reversed, the goal of treatment is to make life as easy as possible for the person and the caregivers.

  5. Dementia - Medications

    Doctors use medicines to treat dementia in the following ways: To correct an underlying condition causing dementia, such as thyroid replacement for hypothyroidism, vitamins for lack of thiamine or vitamin B12, or antibiotics for infections. To maintain me

  6. 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.

  7. Dementia - Topic Overview

    Taking care of a loved one who has Alzheimer's disease or another dementia can be a difficult, stressful, and tiring job. It affects the caregiver's health and ability to rest and can be a source of stress and conflict for the entire household.The demands of caring for a person who has dementia may cut off caregivers from friends, leisure activities, and other responsibilities. For a caregiver who has health problems, the physical and emotional strain of caregiving can make those problems worse. Fatigue, depression, and sleep problems commonly develop, and caregivers often carry an added emotional burden of feeling worried, guilty, and angry about taking care of the person.If you are a caregiver, you can benefit by learning as much as you can and taking care of yourself.Educate yourself Learn all you can about the type of dementia your loved one has and what the future may bring. Organizations such as the Alzheimer's Association and the Family Caregiver Alliance can provide

  8. Alzheimer's Disease - Health Tools

    This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding dementia.

  9. Alzheimer's Disease - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions with possible Alzheimer's disease.

  10. Alzheimer's Disease - Home Treatment

    Learn about Alzheimer's disease and what you might expect over time.

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