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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.

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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.