Dementia

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About Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias

What Is Dementia? Dementia is the loss of cognitive functioning—thinking, remembering and reasoning—and behavioral abilities to such an extent that…

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Other Conditions That Cause Dementia

Doctors have identified many other conditions that can cause dementia or dementia-like symptoms. Other Brain Diseases Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). A…

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Brain Health Glossary

A alpha-synuclein A protein that is implicated in abnormal clumps called Lewy bodies, which are seen in the brains of…

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Brain Basics: Know Your Brain

The brain is the most complex part of the human body. This three-pound organ is the seat of intelligence, interpreter…

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About Alzheimer’s Disease: Alzheimer’s Basics

What Is Alzheimer's Disease? Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and,…

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Brain Health Resources

For more information on neurological disorders or research programs, contact the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s Brain Resources…

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Slow Alzheimer’s Progression…Without Drugs

Every now and then, researchers announce yet another “breakthrough” drug to halt mental declines or clear away the sticky brain…

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The Groundbreaking Alzheimer’s Prevention Diet

As head of the renowned Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian, Richard S. Isaacson, MD, is on…

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Common Medications Increase Dementia Risk

Some frequently used medications increase dementia risk in older people. These drugs, which are used to treat common disorders such…

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Worried About Dementia?

Memory loss is not always the first sign… Chances are you notice every little blip in your memory if you’re…

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“Golden Oldies” Trigger Memories for Dementia Patients

I bet you’ve had this experience—you’re driving somewhere and a song from 20 or 30 years ago comes on the…

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Dr. Kosik’s 6-Step Alzheimer’s Prevention Plan

If someone told you that there was a pill with no side effects and strong evidence showing that it helps…

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Could Dementia Villages Come to the US?

Amazing things happen when people with dementia have the freedom to do things they enjoy, in familiar environments, surrounded by…

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What Really Killed Robin Williams

“Most people think your husband killed himself because he was depressed,” says Amy Robach in an ABC News interview with Robin…

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Resveratrol for Alzheimer’s Treatment: Time to Celebrate?

You’d have to drink 1,000 bottles of red wine to get the amount of the antiaging compound resveratrol that’s used…