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Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease

Dementia isn't a specific disease. Instead, dementia describes a group of symptoms affecting thinking and social abilities severely enough to interfere with daily functioning. Many causes of dementia symptoms exist. Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of a progressive dementia.

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When to seek help for memory loss

Several conditions — not just Alzheimer's disease — can cause memory loss in older adults. Getting a prompt diagnosis and appropriate care is important.

July 7, 2021
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Understanding dementia, Alzheimer's disease

One in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment so help can be provided early.

April 2, 2021
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5 tips to keep your brain healthy

Changes to your body and brain are normal as you age. However, there are some things you can do to help slow decline in memory and lower your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.

Donn Dexter, M.D. By Donn Dexter June 12, 2020
Get quick facts about Alzheimer

Memory loss

A Mayo Clinic study asking participants 70 and older how their memory now compared with their memory of the past indicated that 4 in 5 had trouble remembering people’s names.

March 30, 2019
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Tuned-in technology: Program monitors patients from afar

Like everyone, Katherine Schmitz has good days and bad days — but the bad days are what worry her family and medical team. That's when her medical providers recommended she try Telehealth, a home monitoring program.

September 4, 2015
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Understanding Alzheimer's disease

As we age, it’s normal to experience occasional forgetfulness and even some confusion. But when you begin to have consistent issues with thinking, reasoning and remembering, it could be a sign of a more serious condition known as dementia.

 

August 6, 2013