Alzheimer’s and Dementia

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Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. It is a neurological brain disorder named after a German physician, Alois Alzheimer, who first described it in 1906.

In this section we will describe Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, the possible causes for Alzheimer’s disease, what happens to the brain as the disease progresses, and what are the risk factors. Here, we will explain and define Alzheimer’s symptoms, current treatments, and how Alzheimer’s disease is diagnosed. We’ll also help you locate doctors who can diagnose Alzheimer’s disease; give you insight into the types of questions to ask when choosing your doctor; and describe some of the diagnostic tests you should expect.

What is Alzheimer’s Disease?
What's the difference between Dementia and Alzheimer's?
What Causes Alzheimer’s Disease?
What Happens to the Brain in Alzheimer’s?
Who is Affected by Alzheimer’s?
Plain Talk About Alzheimer's Research