Overview

Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most common cause of dementia, is a progressive brain disorder. Learn about the causes, signs and research being done about AD.[read article]

Tests for Alzheimer's Disease

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Neurological Examination
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Mental status tests are done to test an individual's cognitive function. The tests can be given by a number of different healthcare providers, including physic...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Neuropsychological Tests
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head is a painless, noninvasive test that produces detailed images of your brain and brain stem. The test is carried out wit...  More
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A cranial CT scan of the head is a diagnostic tool used to create detailed pictures of the skull, brain, paranasal sinuses, and eye sockets. CT stands for computed ...  More
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A cranial CT scan of the head is a diagnostic tool used to create detailed pictures of the skull, brain, paranasal sinuses, and eye sockets. CT stands for computed ...  More
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A brain positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that allows doctors to see how your brain is functioning. The scan captures images of the activit...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Alzheimer's Disease

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DONEPEZIL (doe NEP e zil) is used to treat mild to moderate dementia caused by Alzheimer's disease.  More
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MEMANTINE (MEM an teen) is used to treat dementia caused by Alzheimer's disease. This medicine has the most benefit in the later stages of the disease.  More
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RIVASTIGMINE (ri va STIG meen) is used to treat mild to moderate dementia caused by Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease.  More
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GALANTAMINE (ga LAN ta meen) is used to treat mild to moderate dementia caused by Alzheimer's disease.  More
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NIACIN (NYE a sin) is used in combination with a healthy diet to lower 'bad' cholesterol and increase 'good' cholesterol. This medicine is also ...  More
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TACRINE (TAK reen) is used to treat mild to moderate dementia caused by Alzheimer's disease.  More
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ERGOLOID MESYLATES (ER goe loid MES i lates) is part of a group of medicines called ergot alkaloids. It is used to treat memory loss or confusion.  More
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Medical Procedures for Alzheimer's Disease

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Behavior Therapy
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Alternative Procedures for Alzheimer's Disease What's this?

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Validation therapy (VT) is therapy developed for people with dementia based on accepting the demented person's perception of reality..  More
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Herbs and Supplements for Alzheimer's Disease What's this?

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acetylcysteine inhalation
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Over the Counter Medications for Alzheimer's Disease

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NIACIN (NYE a sin) is used in combination with a healthy diet to lower 'bad' cholesterol and increase 'good' cholesterol. This medicine is also ...  More
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Self Care for Alzheimer's Disease

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Vitamin Supplementation
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