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Alzheimer's Disease

Also called: Alzheimer's

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There are several things you can try to help a person who is confused: Try to minimize any changes in the surroundings or their daily routine. If...
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Losing cherished memories is one of the devastating consequences of Alzheimer's disease. Some medications used to treat Alzheimer's disease may help...
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Ginkgo biloba -- an extract from the ginkgo tree -- has been touted by many as a memory booster. There is no evidence that ginkgo biloba will cure or...
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Exercise offers many benefits for people with Alzheimer's disease. The major benefits include improved strength, endurance, and heart fitness...
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The type and intensity of exercise appropriate for someone with Alzheimer's disease depends on the person's degree of impairment. People in the early...
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Sundown syndrome -- also called sundowning or sunsetting -- is a behavior common in people with Alzheimer's disease. It describes the confusion...
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Here are some suggestions for helping a loved one with sundown syndrome cope: Schedule the day so that the more difficult tasks are done early in...
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The Alzheimer's disease vaccine recently undergoing clinical testing produced an unacceptably high rate of serious side effects and the study is on...
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Sexuality has not been studied in Alzheimer's disease per se. However, many individuals with Alzheimer's disease have mood disorders such as...
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The cause of Alzheimer's disease is not clear, and it is likely there are several causes of this condition. Alzheimer's disease causes changes or...
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At this time, there is no known way to prevent Alzheimer's disease. Research has been done to link physical activity and the risk of Alzheimer's...
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Alzheimer's disease damages the brain. It causes a steady loss of memory and of how well you can speak, think, and carry on daily activities...
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Researchers have discovered changes that take place in the brains of people who have Alzheimer's disease. These include:Lower levels of acetylcholine...
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The main factor that raises your risk for Alzheimer's disease is getting older. About 6 out of 100 people over 65 years and 35 out of 100 people...
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Alzheimer's disease tends to develop slowly over time. If confusion and other changes in mental abilities come on suddenly, within hours or days, the...
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