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Our dementia health hub offers important information and resources to help you understand and manage your condition.


Dementia: A Brief Overview

Dementia isn’t a disease. It’s a group of symptoms that can be caused by changes in brain structure. Dementia often occurs in older people. However, it’s not related to normal aging. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia.

Dementia makes it hard for people to remember, learn, and communicate. It may cause changes in mood and personality, such as depression. Early on, memory lapses and foggy thinking may bother someone who has dementia. Later, disruptive behavior and other problems can create a burden for caregivers and family. Over time, these changes make it hard for people who have dementia to care for themselves.

Dementia Essential Information

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Dementia is caused by the damage of brain cells. A brain disease, such as Alzheimer’s, could trigger dementia. A brain tumor, head injury, or stroke could cause dementia.

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Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia among older persons. Alzheimer’s disease most commonly affects people older than 65 years of age

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Dementia Diagnosis

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Plan for the Future After a Diagnosis of Dementia

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with dementia, it’s important to plan for the future. Discussing these issues with family can be helpful.

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Caring for a Relative Who Has Dementia

Learn how to cope with new demands and personality changes associated with a loved one’s dementia diagnosis.

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Dementia Prevention

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Brain Training for Seniors

Your brain needs a regular workout, especially as you age. After the age of 65, your risk of developing dementia doubles approximately every five years.

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Healthy Habits at Age 60 and Beyond

Even if you’ve never been active, it’s never too late to get started. A healthy diet and physical activity are good at any age.

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Doctors’ Note

You Don’t Have to Handle Dementia Care Alone

When a loved one has dementia, your family doctor can be a trusted resource and partner in their care.

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