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  1. Alzheimer's Disease - When To Call a Doctor

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

  2. Alzheimer's Disease - Treatment Overview

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

  3. 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 ...

  4. Alzheimer's Disease - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions with possible Alzheimer's disease.

  5. 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.

  6. Alzheimer's Disease - Home Treatment

    Learn about Alzheimer's disease and what you might expect over time.

  7. Cholinesterase Inhibitors for Alzheimer's Disease

    Drug details for Cholinesterase inhibitors for Alzheimer's disease.

  8. 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.

  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. 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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