Alzheimers DiseaseInfo Center
Mild cognitive impairment and memory loss concerns are known risk factors for Alzheimer’s dementia. Until recently, however, the link between Alzheimer’s dementia, early memory concerns and impairment of memory performance had not been thoroughly explored.
Activities like walking or doing mental puzzles are often associated with preventing cognitive decline. Taking a fish oil supplement may also be one of those activities.
Alzheimer’s disease and the memory loss and behavioral changes that come with it can take a major toll on patients and their families. Unfortunately, the number of Alzheimer's cases continues to rise with the growing elderly population.
As people age, there are sometimes impacts on memory, communication and other mental faculties. But could choices we make throughout life ultimately delay the onset of those conditions?
While there are ways to ease symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, there are no treatments to stop the disease itself. For that reason, many doctors and researchers have shifted their focus to finding ways to prevent the disease.
Alzheimer’s disease typically affects the area of the brain involved in memory. However, there’s a less common type of Alzheimer’s in which memory loss is not the main symptom.
Researchers continue to look for new ways to detect Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms like dementia take shape. Reliable diagnostics may increase the effectiveness of treatments.
It's been difficult to develop a treatment for early Alzheimer's disease without being able to predict who might get it. Researchers may have just found a way to tell who could be at risk for the disease.
Several diseases may factor into an older, gravely ill person’s death. Alzheimer’s may be one of those diseases, but it might not be listed as the primary cause of death.
Patients with Alzheimer’s disease sometimes have severe agitation that needs to be managed with medication. A new study found that one medication could be a good treatment.