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  1. Alzheimer's Disease - Symptoms

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

  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 - Cause

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

  4. Alzheimer's Disease - What Happens

    Learn what brain changes lead to Alzheimer's disease.

  5. Alzheimer's Disease - What Increases Your Risk

    Learn about Alzheimer's disease and the risks.

  6. 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 ...

  7. Memantine for Alzheimer's Disease

    Drug details for Memantine for Alzheimer's disease.

  8. Medical History and Physical Exam for Dementia or 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. Alzheimer's Disease - When To Call a Doctor

    Learn how Alzheimer's disease develops and when it's time to call a doctor.

  10. Alzheimer's Disease - Treatment Overview

    Learn about Alzheimer's disease and how to maintain quality of life.

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