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Dementia and Related Cognitive Disorders

Dementia is an umbrella term for different types of cognitive impairment, including Alzheimer's disease. Learn more about what causes changes in memory, communication, and functioning.

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Everything You Need to Know About Being Diagnosed With Dementia
Sexual Activity in Couples with Dementia
Should People With Dementia Be Allowed to Have Sex?
Woman with Dementia and Her Baby Doll
Pros and Cons of Doll Therapy in Dementia
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End-Stage Dementia Makes Your Loved One Vulnerable to Infections
Sometimes, Foul Language Occurs in Dementia
Coping With Profanity When Your Loved One Has Dementia
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How to Respond to Screaming Episodes in Dementia
Capgras Syndrome in Lewy Body Dementia
When Your Loved One With Lewy Body Dementia Thinks You're an Imposter
A woman with Alzheimer's looking out the window
What Is Dementia and How Is It Different Than Alzheimer's?
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Pick's Disease: Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia
Frontotemporal Dementia (Pick's Disease)
Frontotemporal Dementia (Pick's Disease) Symptoms, Types, Treatments
Quality of Life in Lewy Body Dementia
8 Tips on Coping and Living Life With Lewy Body Dementia
Dizzyness and Fainting Can Be A Symptom of Lewy Body Dementia
Less Common Symptoms of Lewy Body Dementia You Might Not Detect
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Know the Early Symptoms of Primary Progressive Aphasia
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Genetic Testing for Huntington's Disease
Anger and Aggression in Dementia Can Be Challenging
How to Respond to Anger and Aggression in People With Dementia
Lewy Body Dementia Is One Kind of Dementia
How Lewy Body Dementia Is Treated
Alcohol Dementia Requires Treatment
Alcohol Dementia: What Is Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome?
Pain Can Be One Physical Cause of Challenging Behaviors in Dementia
How Can Physical Causes Trigger Challenging Behaviors in Dementia?
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10 Things About Dementia People Wish They'd Known Earlier
Man with Younger Onset Dementia and His Family
Younger People With Dementia (Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease)
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Understanding Delusions in Dementia
Researchers Study Cortical and Subcortical Images of the Brain
Differences Between Cortical and Subcortical Dementia
Physician Explaining Lewy Body Dementia
Learn How Lewy Body Dementia Progresses After Diagnosis
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Learn What to Do When Someone With Dementia Talks About Suicide
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What's the Difference Between Alzheimer's and Lewy Body Dementia?
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How Broken Hips Affect Mortality in Dementia and Alzheimer's
Older gentleman playing a puzzle
What Are the Differences Between Delirium and Dementia?
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Can Too Many Medications Cause Reversible Symptoms of Dementia?
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What to Say and Do When Your Loved One with Dementia is Hallucinating
Symptoms of Depression in Dementia
How to Recognize the Symptoms of Depression in Someone With Dementia
The Amazing Brain: Alzheimer's vs. Vascular Dementia
What's the Difference Between Alzheimer's and Vascular Dementia?
Adult Son Comforting Father Suffering With Dementia - stock photo
Mixed Dementia Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Eating Breakfast Together Can Be an Important Morning Routine
The Benefits of Routines for People With Dementia
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7 Reasons Why Pick's Disease Is So Challenging
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Questions About Feeding Tubes in Late-Stage Dementia
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The Ins and Outs of Huntington's Disease
Senior woman with heart attack and headache fall down at home
Understanding Why People With Dementia Fall Can Help Reduce the Problem
Orientation to Date and Time
What Does Oriented x1, x2, x3 and x4 Mean in Dementia?
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What Are the Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD)?
Vitamin B12 Deficiency Can Mimic Alzheimer's Disease
Is It Alzheimer's Disease or Vitamin B12 Deficiency?
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Cerebral Atrophy: Can You Prevent Your Brain From Shrinking?
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Binswanger's Disease Symptoms, Treatment, and Prognosis
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10 Causes of Potentially Reversible Dementia Symptoms
Robin Williams Was Reported to Have Suffered from Lewy Body Dementia
How Are Parkinson's Dementia and Dementia with Lewy Bodies Different?
Hoarding in Dementia
When Your Loved One With Dementia Hoards Everything
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9 Risk Factors for Lewy Body Dementia
Older woman talking with doctor
Important Questions to Ask After a Dementia Diagnosis
Pensive senior woman
Does Vascular Dementia Progresses
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An Overview of Vascular Dementia
IV Use in Late Stage Dementia
Why Families Might Decide Not to Give Antibiotics in Late-Stage Dementia
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Dementia Has Reversible and Irreversible Causes
People with dementia do not sleep well due to changes in the brain affecting the circadian rhythm and issues related to institutionalization causing insomnia
Why Do People with Dementia Struggle to Sleep with Insomnia?
IV Hydration in Late-Stage Dementia
Should You Ask for IV Fluids for a Loved One With Late-Stage Dementia?
Comparing Symptoms and Prognosis of 13 Forms of Dementia
Delirium Can Affect Mortality and Dementia Risk
This Temporary Condition Increases Dementia Risk and Chance of Death
Two Senior Woman Reading Newspaper
Will I Still Be Able to Read as My Early Stage Alzheimer's Progresses?
Dementia Support Group
7 Dementia Support Groups of 2021