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Memory



2005 White Paper
Memory

Tells you how to keep your memory sharp as you get older, and how to recognize the symptoms of age-associated memory impairment, mild cognitive impairment, and dementing illnesses such as Alzheimer disease and vascular dementia.

New topics include:

Which people are at increased risk for Alzheimer disease?

Recognizing pain, an often-undetected problem in people with dementia.

How to provide care for someone with dementia when you live far away.

The latest research on vitamins that may protect against Alzheimer disease.

 
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Table of Contents

The Biology of Memory

Age-Associated Memory Impairment
• Causes of Age-Associated Memory Impairment
• Methods To Assist Memory

Preventing Dementia

Mild Cognitive Impairment

Dementia
• Red-Flag Changes in Functioning
• Diagnosis of Dementia

Memory and Reversible Dementia
• Memory Loss As a Medication Side Effect
• Memory Loss As a Result of Depression
• Memory Loss Resulting From Medical Conditions

Memory and Irreversible Dementia
• Vascular Dementia
• Dementia With Lewy Bodies
• Frontotemporal Dementia
• Huntington’s Disease
• Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
• Amnestic Syndrome (Amnesia)
• Alzheimer’s Disease
    – Degenerative changes in Alzheimer’s disease
    – Causes of Alzheimer’s disease
    – Risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease
    – Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease
    – Progression of Alzheimer’s disease
    – Treatment of Alzheimer’s disease
    – Investigational therapies
    – Alternative measures
    – Standard care for Alzheimer’s disease

Coping With Caregiving
• Choosing a Nursing Home

 

 

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