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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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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?


Is there a link between high cholesterol levels and dementia?

Is there a link between high cholesterol levels and dementia?

The link between high cholesterol levels and dementia is good information to know for your overall health. Learn more about the link between high cholesterol levels and dementia from Discovery Health. See more »

Is there a link between concussions and dementia?

Is there a link between concussions and dementia?

Are concussions and dementia related? The cases of Chris Benoit and several NFL players point to yes. Learn about the link between concussions and dementia. See more »

Can you delay dementia?

Can you delay dementia?

Can you delay dementia? You can't prevent dementia, but you can slow its onset. Learn how to delay dementia by keeping your mind and body limber. See more »

Dementia Overview

Dementia Overview

Dementia takes your episodic memory, or your memory of recent events, and then proceeds to other types of memory loss. Who's at risk for 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

This expert Q&A about dementia with Linda Hershey is good information to know for your overall health. Learn more about dementia with Linda Hershey from Discovery Health. See more »

Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Dementia

Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Dementia

Lifestyle changes to prevent dementia is good information to know for your overall health. Learn more about lifestyle changes to prevent dementia from HowStuffWorks. See more »

Tips for Staying Mentally Fit

Tips for Staying Mentally Fit

Tips for staying mentally fit is good information to know for your overall health. Learn more about tips for staying mentally fit from Discovery Health. See more »