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Alzheimer's Disease

Also called: Alzheimer's

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Episodes of aggression are called combativeness.
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Differential diagnosis is the clinical evaluation of possible causes of dementia to rule out all other factors before settling on Alzheimer's disease...
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Early stage is the beginning stages of Alzheimer's disease, when an individual experiences very mild to moderate cognitive impairments.
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Early-onset Alzheimer's disease is an unusual form of Alzheimer's disease in which individuals are diagnosed with the disease before age 65. Less...
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Familial Alzheimer's disease is a form of Alzheimer's disease that runs in families.
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Gait is a person's manner of walking. People in the later stages of Alzheimer's disease often have a "reduced gait," which means their ability to...
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Late-onset Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of Alzheimer's disease, usually occurring after age 65. Late-onset Alzheimer's disease affects...
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Nerve growth factor (NGF) is a protein that promotes nerve cell growth and may protect some types of nerve cells from damage.
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Possible Alzheimer's disease is a suspicion of Alzheimer's disease based on the patient's medical history and the results of neurological...
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Probable Alzheimer's disease is a relative certainty that the diagnosis is Alzheimer's disease, based on the progressive deterioration of specific...
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Sundowning is unsettled behavior evident in the late afternoon or early evening.
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Suspiciousness is a mistrust common in Alzheimer patients as their memory becomes progressively worse. An example is when patients believe their...
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The cerebral cortex is the outer layer of the brain, consisting of nerve cells and the pathways that connect them. The cerebral cortex is the part of...
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The most important things to do when traveling with someone with Alzheimer's disease are to plan ahead and try to anticipate the person's needs, so...
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Good nutrition is important for people with Alzheimer's disease. In fact, poor nutrition can worsen some symptoms of dementia. To get someone with...
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