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Dementia

  • Forgetfulness: Knowing When To Ask For Help
    Forgetfulness can be a normal part of aging, or it can be related to health issues, some of which can be treated. Read about common causes of memory problems and what to do about serious memory issues, such as dementia.
  • Frontotemporal Disorders: Information for Patients, Families, and Caregivers
    Learn about frontotemporal disorders, which lead to dementias that affect personality, behavior, language, and movement. NIA's consumer-friendly guide explains the disorders and their causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment, with helpful advice for caregivers.
  • Lewy Body Dementia: Information for Patients, Families, and Professionals
    Learn about Lewy body dementia, a surprisingly common type of brain disorder that causes changes in the ability to think and move. The two main types—dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinsons' disease dementia—differ in the earliest signs.
  • The Dementias: Hope Through Research
    Get an overview of dementia, including its many types, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and research in this publication from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the National Institute on Aging, both part of the National Institutes of Health.