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    1. Alzheimer's Disease: Your Role as Caregiver

      Helpful tips for caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

    2. 10 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

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

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

    5. Alzheimer's Disease - What Increases Your Risk

      Learn about Alzheimer's disease and the risks.

    6. Alzheimer's Disease - Topic Overview

      Whether a person with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia should still be allowed to drive is a common dilemma faced by people with the disease and their caregivers. Taking away driving privileges may reduce the person's sense of independence and increase dependence on family and friends. But it is extremely important to prevent the person from driving when it is no longer safe. The ...

    7. Alzheimer's Disease - What Increases Your Risk

      Aging is the main risk factor for all types of dementia. Some diseases that cause dementia (such as early-onset Alzheimer's disease and some frontotemporal dementias) may run in families.

    8. Alzheimer's Disease - Topic Overview

      A person's medical history and a physical exam are important parts of the evaluation when the person has symptoms of dementia or Alzheimer's disease.Medical historyThe doctor will ask questions during a medical history to assess a person's past and current overall health and to find out how well the person functions. This process may be complicated if the person isn't able to remember important parts of his or her medical history or isn't aware of the memory loss. A family member can be very helpful in providing information about the person's symptoms, such as when the symptoms were first noticed, how quickly they developed, and whether they have continued to get worse.Other important information in a medical history includes: Other medical problems the person has or has had, such as a stroke, Parkinson's disease, HIV infection, depression, a head injury, heart disease, or lipid disorders (problems with cholesterol levels). In some cases, illnesses can cause confusion or other signs

    9. Dementia - Symptoms

      Learn about Alzheimer's disease and symptoms like memory problems.

    10. Dementia - Home Treatment

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

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