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  1. Dementia: Testing How Well a Person Functions - Topic Overview

    A health professional may evaluate the day-to-day functioning of a person with Alzheimer's disease by asking questions and observing the person. This often is done informally during the medical history and physical exam. Sometimes the health professional may use a more formal functional status exam to evaluate a person's ability to perform daily activities. A functional status exam may also ...

  2. Cholinesterase Inhibitors for Alzheimer's Disease

    Drug details for Cholinesterase inhibitors for Alzheimer's disease.

  3. Alzheimer's Disease - What Increases Your Risk

    Learn about Alzheimer's disease and the risks.

  4. 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

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Alzheimer's Disease - Symptoms

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

  9. Alzheimer's Disease - Cause

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

  10. Alzheimer's Disease - Other Treatment

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

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