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  1. Memory Problems: Issues With Driving - 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 ...

  2. 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.

  3. Alzheimer's Disease - Exams and Tests

    Alzheimer's disease is diagnosed after other conditions are ruled out. If you are suffering from a decline in mental abilities (dementia), your health professional will attempt to find out if another treatable condition may be causing those symptoms.

  4. Alzheimer's Disease - Symptoms

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

  5. Alzheimer's Disease - Cause

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

  6. Alzheimer's Disease - Other Treatment

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

  7. Alzheimer's Disease - What Happens

    Learn what brain changes lead to Alzheimer's disease.

  8. 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.

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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.

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