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A Brain Imaging Technique That’s Better at Diagnosing Alzheimer’s

In an international study, researchers used a new brain imaging method to detect tau protein deposits in the brain that are unique to Alzheimer's disease.

By Diane Domina

What Is Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease?

About 5 percent of people with Alzheimer’s disease are diagnosed at age 65 or younger. Here’s what to know about the early-onset form of the illness.

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When Tests for Mild Cognitive Impairment Get It Wrong

If you think you may have mild cognitive impairment, but tests show otherwise, you may want to ask for further screening.

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The Emotional Toll of an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Informing patients that they have Alzheimer’s disease presents special challenges for the doctor, the patient, and the family.

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10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's

Peter V. Rabins, M.D., M.P.H. highlights 10 changes in mental functioning that may signal Alzheimer's disease, such as difficulty completing tasks and confusion with place and time.

By Peter V. Rabins, M.D., M.P.H.

What Is Alzheimer's Disease?

Named for the German physician who first identified it in 1906, Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 60 to 80 percent of cases.

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How Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Differ

While dementia is the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, upward of 30 percent of patients with Parkinson’s do not develop dementia.

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How to Get an Accurate Alzheimer's Diagnosis

Once other conditions, such as depression, Huntington’s disease or hypothyroidism, have been ruled out, an Alzheimer’s diagnosis is made by accumulating information on the individual’s history and mental status exams and by interviews with the patien...

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7 Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease

Despite tremendous advances in the understanding of Alzheimer’s disease, scientists have yet to pinpoint the causes of the disorder. Here’s what to know about each of the risk factors.

By HealthAfter50