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  1. Alzheimer's Disease - Cause

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

  2. Alzheimer's Disease - Other Treatment

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

  3. Alzheimer's Disease - What Happens

    Learn what brain changes lead to Alzheimer's disease.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 ...

  6. Frequently Asked Questions About Advanced Directives

    WebMD answers basic questions about how a patient can control end-of-life decisions with advanced directives, living wills, and durable power of attorney for health care.

  7. National Caregiving Organizations for Alzheimer's Disease

    WebMD provides a list of national caregiving and advocacy organizations to help you care for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or another illness.

  8. Alzheimer's Disease

    Alzheimer's disease makes it difficult for the brain's signals to be transmitted properly. Learn more about Alzheimer's disease.

  9. Alzheimer's Disease Resources

    A list of helpful resources for Alzheimer's disease is provided by WebMD.

  10. Alzheimer's Disease and Nursing Home Care

    Information about choosing a nursing home for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease.

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