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Common Dementia Questions
What is Alzheimer’s disease?
What is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia?
What are the early signs of Alzheimer’s disease?
What are the stages of Alzheimer’s disease?
Is Alzheimer’s disease hereditary?
Is there a cure for Alzheimer’s disease?
- Problemas médicos comunes en las personas con AlzheimerA medida que pasa el tiempo, una persona con Alzheimer puede tener otros problemas médicos, al igual que todas las personas. Estos problemas pueden causar más confusión y cambios en su conducta. Es posible que la persona no tenga la capacidad de decirle qué es lo que le pasa. Esté atento a signos de otras enfermedades yContinue reading “Problemas médicos comunes en las personas con Alzheimer”
- Five Common Medical Problems Among People with Alzheimer’sAside from the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, a person with the disease may experience other medical problems over time. These problems can cause more confusion and behavior changes. If you are caring for a person with Alzheimer’s, it’s important to watch for signs of illness and tell the doctor about what you see. A fewContinue reading “Five Common Medical Problems Among People with Alzheimer’s”
- Alzheimer’s Disease in People With Down SyndromeMany but not all people with Down syndrome develop Alzheimer’s disease when they get older. People with Down syndrome are born with an extra copy of chromosome 21, which carries a gene that produces a specific protein called amyloid precursor protein (APP). Too much APP protein leads to a buildup of protein clumps called beta-amyloid plaques in the brain.Continue reading “Alzheimer’s Disease in People With Down Syndrome”
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