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Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease affects brain function, memory and behaviour. Learn about the symptoms, how it’s diagnosed, and how to delay its onset.

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Video: signs and diagnosis of dementia

Watch these videos below to learn from an expert about the early warning signs of dementia, when to talk with your doctor and how is dementia diagnosed.

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Dementia

Dementia affects a person’s thinking, behaviour and ability to perform everyday tasks. Learn about causes, symptoms, treatments, support and prevention.

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Lewy body disease

Lewy body disease is a common form of dementia. It is similar to Alzheimer's disease, and causes a progressive decline in mental abilities.

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Smart ways to keep your brain healthy and sharp

Mental decline starts before age 40. Here are smart ways to keep your brain healthy and help protect your brain against degenerative brain disorders such as Alzheimer's disease.

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Vascular dementia

Vascular dementia develops due to problems with the blood’s circulation to the brain. Find out about the types, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

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Sundowning

Sundowning occurs when a person’s symptoms of dementia get worse towards the end of the day. If you are a carer, find out how to manage sundowning.

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Frontotemporal dementia

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) affects the parts of the brain controlling personality, behaviour and language. Learn about how to manage FTD symptoms.

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Confusion

Confusion can be temporary, but sometimes it’s a permanent state caused by a medical condition. Here are things you can do to help ease symptoms.

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Electroencephalogram (EEG)

An electroencephalogram, or EEG, is a test that measures the electrical activity of the brain. It can be used to diagnose or monitor conditions such as epilepsy and sleep disorders. Learn more about this diagnostic test from a trusted source.

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