Learn about biomarkers—measures of what’s happening in the body—used in dementia detection and research, including brain imaging tests such as MRI and PET.
Find articles, fact sheets, and other resources to help you and your family learn about vascular dementia and vascular cognitive impairment.
Caring for a person with dementia at the end of life has special challenges. Help them have good quality of life as they’re dying.
Read about mixed dementia, a combination of two or more types of dementia. For example, older adults with dementia may have Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia.
Vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia (VCID) affect memory, thinking, and behavior. Learn about forms of VCID and modifiable risk factors.
Looking for respite care or help with Alzheimer's caregiving? Learn about supportive resources like home care, adult day care, meal services, and hospice.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. Learn about other dementias, including Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal disorders, vascular dementia, and mixed dementia.
Dementia is a loss of thinking, remembering, and reasoning skills that interferes with a person’s daily life and activities. While dementia is more common with advanced age, it is not a normal part of aging. Learn why.
When visiting an aging relative, you might notice they have more memory problems than last time. Find info to help you assess changes in memory and cognition.
Doctors diagnose dementia—including Alzheimer disease, Lewy body dementia, and frontotemporal dementia—with brain scans and other tests.