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Alzheimer's and dementia

Alzheimer’s disease is the mostly commonly diagnosed form of dementia in older adults. Learn more about the disease, including diagnosis and treatment, and find tips and resources for caregivers and people living with dementia.

Related topics: Alzheimer’s causes and risk factors, Alzheimer’s symptoms and diagnosis, Alzheimer’s treatment, Alzheimer’s caregiving

12 Myths About Alzheimer’s Disease

Learn the facts about common myths surrounding Alzheimer’s disease. Find out how you can help advance NIA’s research on new diagnostic, treatment, and prevention options.
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About the ADEAR Center

Find out how the Alzheimer's and related Dementias Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center can help you with answers and resources.
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Alzheimer's Disease Fact Sheet

What is Alzheimer’s disease, what causes it, what are the symptoms, and how is it treated? Get answers to these questions and more in this NIA fact sheet.
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Tips for Living Alone With Early-Stage Dementia

These tips for people living alone with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia are designed to help people cope with changes in memory and thinking, prepare for the future, and stay active.
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What Is Alzheimer's Disease?

Learn about Alzheimer's, a brain disease that causes memory loss and other cognitive impairment. It's the most common cause of dementia in older adults.
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