Alzheimer's disease affects the brain functions, memory and behaviour. Find out about symptoms, how it’s diagnosed, and how to help delay its onset.
Alzheimer's disease treatment
There is currently no cure for Alzheimer's disease, but there are medicines available on prescription that can help delay the condition's development.
What causes Alzheimer's disease?
It is unknown what actually causes the deterioration of brain cells, although there are several things known to affect your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. These are described on this page.
Alzheimer's disease symptoms
No two cases of Alzheimer's disease are ever the same because different people react in different ways to the condition. Learn more about signs and symptoms.
Alzheimer's disease prevention
There is no known way to prevent Alzheimer’s disease for certain. However, there are several steps that you can take to try to prevent or delay the onset of dementia.
Alzheimer's disease diagnosis
It’s important to find out whether the symptoms that are worrying you are being caused by Alzheimer’s disease, or whether a different condition is causing them.
Alzheimer's disease and diet
To help prevent dementia, a low-fat and high-fibre diet with fresh fruit and vegetables and whole grains is recommended. Find out about Alzheimer's disease and diet.
Living with Alzheimer's disease
Dementia education and training can help families, carers and people with dementia manage the disease. Find out about living with dementia.
Caring for someone with dementia – a personal story
Caring for someone with dementia can be both emotionally and practically challenging. Listening to others who have experienced similar situations is often reassuring and can be helpful. This video interview has been sourced from healthtalkonline.org, award-winning research into patient experiences in conjunction with the Health Experience Research Group at Oxford University, UK.
Genetics of dementia
There isn't a single gene that is responsible for most types of dementia. However, some rare types of dementia can be inherited.