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Most people think dementia is synonymous with Alzheimer’s disease. Yet there are many types of dementia. It can strike as early as someone’s 50s and present symptoms that resemble mental illness.
Gingko biloba, fish oil and brain games — all have been touted as ways to stave off Alzheimer’s disease. But do studies prove their effectiveness? A dementia specialist discusses what works and what doesn’t. Read More
Nancy Edwards never met a stranger. “To her, you were a friend she hadn’t made yet,” her daughter Heather remembers. When her personality began to change in 2003, however, the family became concerned. Read More
UC Irvine Alzheimer's disease researcher Frank LaFerla says receiving a dementia diagnosis is in some ways like getting a cancer diagnosis. “Like cancer, you wouldn’t want to be diagnosed with breast cancer and be given drugs for prostate cancer... It’s important to know what type of dementia you have so you can get the right treatment. Read More
Memory loss, difficulty walking and incontinence in people over age 55 are too often assumed to be signs of early-onset Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease. But these are also classic symptoms of a highly treatable condition called normal pressure hydrocephalus. Read More