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Alzheimer's disease

Trusted information about Alzheimer's disease including what it is, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and prevention.

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Alzheimer's disease symptoms

Trusted information on symptoms and signs of mild, moderate and severe Alzheimer's disease, including a video with expert advice on symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.

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Alzheimer's disease treatment

Trusted information on Alzheimer's disease treatments and medications including side effects and different severities of Alzheimer's, and links to trusted resources.

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What causes Alzheimer's disease?

Trusted information on the causes of Alzheimer's disease including age, family history, down syndrome, head injuries, and links to trusted resources.

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Alzheimer's disease diagnosis

Trusted information on alzheimer's disease diagnosis including confusion with other conditions, tests to undertake, and links to trusted resources

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Living with Alzheimer's disease

If you have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, discover ways to comfortably manage your daily life by reading the tips on this page.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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