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Both family caregivers and seniors may benefit from a little-known form of psychotherapy that targets the symptoms of prolonged grief and PTSD that can occur after a parent or spouse passes away.

Half of all patients with Alzheimer’s are already in the moderate to severe stages of the disease by the time they are diagnosed. Increased attention to the early stages of AD is essential for proper treatment, planning and caregiver support.

It is normal to be constipated from time to time, but when this condition lasts for a prolonged period or worsens significantly, it can be extremely uncomfortable and even require medical attention.

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus is similar to Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s, but there’s one crucial difference: it can be cured. Discover how this cause of dementia can reversed.

The majority of Americans with Alzheimer's aren't being told their diagnosis by their doctor. What's stopping these physicians from being upfront with their patients?

Researchers are using the words of one of the country's most well-known politicians to identify people with early-stage Alzheimer's.

A new study finds that the majority of people ignore key cancer signs. Yet seemingly insignificant symptoms can indicate serious health problems.

Ever have trouble recalling a word or a name? Have you or a loved one ever been concerned about mental deterioration or Alzheimer's disease?

The ability of an adult with cognitive decline to function normally during a doctor's appointment, then revert back to their impaired state once they're home is a common (and frustrating) phenomenon.

At this week's Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, the results of several important Alzheimer's studies were presented.

New research claims hundreds of thousands of Americans could be affected by a specific type of Alzheimer's that most doctors and patients don't know about.

Uncertainty is hard when you and your family are dealing with inexplicable dementia symptoms. Here are some words of wisdom from a former-physician faced with this situation.

Researchers just developed a 15-minute test aimed at diagnosing possible dementia in aging adults.

A group of top neurological disease experts explains why not all aging adults should be tested for dementia.

The newly-proposed 'peanut butter sniff test' for Alzheimer's disease has gotten a great deal of attention. But I wonder how accurate it really is.

Spotting health problems, such as the common cold and a urinary tract infection, can be difficult in a person with dementia who can't communicate their symptoms.

This week's Alzheimer's Association International Conference highlighted several new developments in Alzheimer's detection and care.

Pre diabetes affects the health of millions of unsuspecting Americans. Learn how high blood sugar can harm the body, and how to reverse pre diabetes.

The signs of dementia differ depending on what form of the disease a person has. Learn which signs correspond with each type of dementia.

Receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis is a very overwhelming experience, both for the person diagnosed, and for family and friends. Certain issues need to be addressed after the diagnosis has been made.
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