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Dementia

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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How Biomarkers Help Diagnose Dementia

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.
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Vascular Dementia: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Vascular dementia is caused by a range of conditions that disrupt blood flow to the brain and affect memory, thinking, and behavior. Learn about the causes of vascular dementia and modifiable risk factors.
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