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Medical Reference Related to Alzheimers

  1. Alzheimer's Disease Frequently Asked Questions

    WebMD answers frequently asked questions about Alzheimer's disease.

  2. Alzheimer's Disease: Nutrition

    Proper nutrition is especially important for people with Alzheimer's disease. Learn more from WebMD.

  3. Topic Overview

    Confusion,wandering,and memory loss can lead to accidents and injuries. Help protect the person with dementia by making your home safe. Keep rooms uncluttered,with clear walkways around furniture. Don't move furniture around because the person may become confused. Remove throw rugs to prevent tripping. Use locks on doors and cupboards. Lock up knives,scissors,medications,cleaning ...

  4. Alzheimer's Disease and Adult Day Care

    WebMD offers a primer on adult day care centers for caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease.

  5. Dementia - 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.

  6. Dementia - 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.

  7. Dementia - Other Treatment

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

  8. 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

  9. Dementia - 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.

  10. 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

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