DEMENTIA

Dementia refers to a group of illnesses that involve memory, behavior, learning, and communicating problems, which progress as a person ages. Learn about the symptoms and causes of dementia.
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Dementia Overview

If a fire headed toward your house, you might be tempted to rescue a precious memento like a photo album or a child's blanket. When dementia heads for the brain, there's no chance of saving your memories.

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  • Can you delay dementia?

    Can you delay dementia?

    The thought of losing your most precious memories to dementia is enough to scare anyone. But does it have to be that way, or is there something you can do to save your mind? See more »

  • Dementia Overview

    Dementia Overview

    If a fire headed toward your house, you might be tempted to rescue a precious memento like a photo album or a child's blanket. When dementia heads for the brain, there's no chance of saving your memories. See more »

  • Is there a link between concussions and dementia?

    Is there a link between concussions and dementia?

    Boxers, NFL players and plenty of other athletes sustain concussions all the time. But when is a bump on the head more than just a little injury? When a retired athlete's life starts to fall apart, can you blame the brain? See more »

  • Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Dementia

    Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Dementia

    Dementia is a common illness in elderly persons. Learn more about the signs, causes and steps one can take to reverse the effects of dementia. See more »

  • Expert Q & A about Dementia with Linda A. Hershey, MD, PhD

    Expert Q & A about Dementia with Linda A. Hershey, MD, PhD

    Do you know the initial symptoms of dementia? Take a look at this Q&A session with an expert on this subject. See more »

  • Is there a link between high cholesterol levels and dementia?

    Is there a link between high cholesterol levels and dementia?

    High cholesterol can effect the human body in more ways than one. Learn more about the connection between high cholesterol and dementia in this article. See more »

  • Tips for Staying Mentally Fit

    Tips for Staying Mentally Fit

    We all know that keeping your body in shape is a key component to living a healthy life. Find out what you can do keep your mind sharp with the information that we have gathered for you here. See more »

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