SolveYourProblem Article Series: Alzheimer's Disease
Help Me Understand Alzheimer's Disease

> What Is Alzheimer's Disease?

Alzheimer's is a progressive disease that results in the degeneration of neurons in the brain. It is a form of dementia, a term that includes a variety of illnesses or conditions that cause dysfunctions in the brain. It can begin with what appears to be simple forgetfulness that can normally happen to any individual. However, with someone suffering from Alzheimer's it will eventually progress to the point where they lose all of their memories and abilities. It is estimated to affect somewhere between 5 to 15 percent of people 65 years and older. more...
   

> How To Diagnose Alzheimer's Disease

It is not unusual for any individual to experience absentmindedness or moments of confusion due to stress or temporary illness. If however these symptoms persist and worsen it would be well to consult a physician to discuss your concerns. To determine if a patient has Alzheimer's a doctor will first try to eliminate other possible causes of any symptoms of dementia. more...
    

> Who Is At Risk For Alzheimer's Disease?

Further studies have been made to analyze any similarities in Alzheimer patients to determine if there were factors that may have played a role in making them more vulnerable to developing the disease. Some risk factors may be within our ability to control while others may not. more...
    

> Alzheimer's Disease Is Aluminum A Cause?

Another question that has been raised with regard to factors that may play a role in causing Alzheimer's is the possible absorption of excessive amounts of aluminum into the body. more...
     

> How To Recognize Signs & Symptoms Of Alzheimer's

If it becomes apparent that there is a change that is beginning to affect the quality of life how can an individual know if it is something that is just a normal tendency of aging or a sign of a serious illness such as Alzheimer's? more...
   

> What Are Alternative Treatments For Alzheimer's Disease?

The scientific world is still on the hunt for a cure to the dreadful disease known as Alzheimer's. From time to time there is news that a new drug seems to have some effect on the symptoms of Alzheimer's. While it is encouraging to hear that some of these forms of treatment can help improve an individual's memory or alleviate some other symptoms there are patients that choose to pursue alternative treatments separately or in conjunction with traditional medicine. more...
    

> Are There Preventative Measures Against Alzheimer's Disease?
> How To Care For People With Late Stage Alzheimer's Disease
> Caring For Someone With Alzheimer's Disease
> Alzheimer's Disease Tips For Caregivers
 

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