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What Causes Alzheimer’s Disease?

The causes of Alzheimer’s disease are not yet fully understood, but scientists are zeroing in on the answers. This is one of the most exciting – and most important – areas of research, because understanding the causes should lead to … Continue reading

Alzheimer’s Diagnostic Tests

Diagnosing Alzheimer’s will likely involve several types of evaluations and may take more than one day. In many cases, specialists may be seen, such as a neurologist, psychologist or psychiatrist, in addition to your primary care doctor, as they may … Continue reading

Where to Go for an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Most people usually turn first to their primary physician. Going to a doctor you know, or who knows you or your affected loved one, can ease anxiety. In some cases, it may be prudent to request to be referred to … Continue reading

What is Mild Cognitive Impairment?

Mild Cognitive Impairment, or MCI, is increasingly being used to describe a syndrome of memory impairment that does NOT significantly impact daily activities and is not accompanied by declines in overall cognitive function. Researchers have found that 6 percent to … Continue reading

What Happens To The Brain in Alzheimer’s Disease?

People with AD gradually suffer memory loss and a decline in thinking abilities, as well as major personality changes. These losses in cognitive function are accompanied by changes in the brain, including the build-up of amyloid plaques and tau-containing neurofibrillary … Continue reading

Other Forms of Dementia

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare, degenerative, invariably fatal brain disorder. It affects about one person in every one million people per year worldwide; in the United States there are about 200 cases per year. CJD usually appears … Continue reading

Alzheimer’s Symptoms

Here are some of the early signs of Alzheimer’s disease. You should speak to your doctor if you are concerned about these things, as they could also be signs of other health issues. Difficulty performing otherwise familiar tasks, such as … Continue reading

What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, a group of disorders that impairs mental functioning. (Dementia literally means loss of mentation, or thinking.) At the moment, Alzheimer’s is progressive and irreversible. Abnormal changes in the brain worsen over … Continue reading