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Alzheimer's Disease Fact Sheets

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Alzheimer's Disease Treatment

Alzheimer's Disease Treatment

Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer's disease. However, there are medications that can help control its symptoms and manage agitation, depression, or psychotic symptoms (hallucinations or delusions) that may occur as the disease progresses. Learn more...

Healthy Living with Alzheimer's Disease

Healthy Living with Alzheimer's Disease

The combination of social, mental, and physical stimulation is the best medicine for a healthy life. So even after a diagnosis of Alzheimer's, pleasurable activities should be continued and modified as needed. Regular exercise and a nutritious diet are also important and can help patients cope better with the impact of this disorder. Learn more...

Alzheimer's Disease Frequently Asked Questions

Alzheimer's Disease Frequently Asked Questions

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, and this terminal, progressive brain disorder has no known cause or cure. It slowly steals the minds of its victims, leading to memory loss, confusion, impaired judgment, personality changes, disorientation and the inability to communicate. Read the answers to the most frequently asked questions about this brain disease.

Clinical Trials for Alzheimer's Disease

Clinical Trial Information for Alzheimer's Disease

It can take many years for a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease to work its way from the laboratory to rigorous testing and, finally, approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The process begins in the lab with basic investigations using cells and specially bred animal models. Next, translational research moves the therapy to the human setting. Finally, the drug is tested on humans in clinical trials divided into three phases: I, II, and III. Learn more...

Alzheimer's Disease Prevention: Nutrition and Supplements

Alzheimer's Prevention: Nutrition & Lifestyle

Alzheimer's disease is a complex disorder, for which there is currently no known prevention or cure. Some research has generated hope that one day it might be possible to slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease, delay its symptoms, or even prevent it from occurring at all. Although there is preliminary data to support the benefit of some interventions-nothing at this time has definitively been shown to prevent Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. Learn more...

Alzheimer's Disease Resource List

Alzheimer's Disease Resource List

This list is compiled by Alzheimer's Disease Research, a program of the BrightFocus Foundation. The content is arranged alphabetically under several sections. Learn more...

Alzheimer's Disease Support Groups

Caregiver/Alzheimer's Support Groups

View our comprehensive list of Alzheimer's disease support groups. Learn more...

Last Review: 08/22/13

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