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    1. Dementia: Support for Caregivers - Symptoms

      Symptoms of dementia vary depending on the cause and the area of the brain that is affected. Memory loss is usually the earliest and most noticeable symptom.

    2. 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.

    3. Alzheimer's Disease - Topic Overview

      Alzheimer's disease is a progressive condition that affects areas of the brain involved in memory, intelligence, judgment, language, and behavior. It is the most common form of mental decline, or dementia, in older adults.

    4. Dementia - Other Treatment

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

    5. Dementia - When To Call a Doctor

      Call 911 or other emergency services immediately if signs of a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) develop suddenly. These may include: Numbness, weakness, or inability to move the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body, vision proble

    6. Alzheimer's Disease - Home Treatment

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

    7. Dementia - Prevention

      Dementia is difficult to prevent because what causes it often is not known. However, people who have vascular dementia may be able to prevent future declines by lowering their risk of heart disease and stroke.

    8. Dementia - Other Treatment

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

    9. Dementia: Support for Caregivers - 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.

    10. Alzheimer's Disease - Cause

      Alzheimer's disease causes changes or deterioration in certain areas of the brain that control thinking, communication, and behavior.

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