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The risk of dementia goes up as you age. More women than men survive to the ages when dementia is most common. Learn more about brain impairment and memory loss in our Mental health section.
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AIDS Dementia Complex (Copyright © Project Inform) — This publication talks about AIDS dementia complex (ADC), including detailed descriptions of the symptoms it causes in its different stages. It describes how HIV is thought to cause ADC and how doctors diagnose and treat ADC and its symptoms.
Caregiver's Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors (Copyright © Family Caregiver Alliance) — This fact sheet provides some practical strategies for dealing with the behavior and communication difficulties often encountered when caring for a person with dementia.
Dementia With Lewy Bodies Information Page — This online publication gives information on dementia with Lewy bodies. It explains what it is, how it can be controlled, and what research is being done to further understand the disease.
Dementia: Hope Through Research — This brochure provides information about dementia. It includes the different types of dementia, other conditions that can cause dementia, treatment options, and the latest research that is being conducted for dementia.
Dementia: Info and Advice for Caregivers (Copyright © American Academy of Family Physicians) — This fact sheet provides information on dementia, behavioral problems common with this condition, and how to care for someone with dementia.
Dementia: Warning Signs (Copyright © American Academy of Family Physicians) — This publication briefly explains the causes of dementia and provides a list of the symptoms. It also explains what to do if you notice that you or a loved one has the signs of dementia.
Multi-Infarct Dementia (Copyright © Mental Health America) — This fact sheet provides information on the causes, symptoms, and treatment of multi-infarct dementia: the second most common cause of dementia in older people after Alzheimer’s disease.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Multi-Infarct Dementia Information Page — This online publication reviews treatment, prognosis, research, and resources on multi-infarct dementia, a common cause of dementia in older people.
NINDS Frontotemporal Dementia Information Page — This online publication explains frontotemporal dementia, once known as Pick’s disease, and reviews treatment, prognosis, research, and resources.
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Content last updated August 12, 2010.
Resources last updated August 12, 2010.
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