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Alzheimer's disease overview

Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia accounting for around 60% of cases in the elderly. Symptoms of Alzheimer's, including early-onset Alzheimer's, include problems with memory, judgement, and thinking, which makes it hard to work or take part in day-to-day life. As the stages of Alzheimer's progress, memory loss and other signs of Alzheimer's become more apparent. Many people find help with Alzheimer's medications, but there is no cure for this form of dementia.

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Coping with dementia can be difficult. People with this condition get confused easily and find it hard to remember things, but treatments can help. Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia, but vascular dementia and Lewy body dementia are quite common too.

We've brought together the best research about dementia and weighed up the evidence about how to treat it. You can use our information to talk to your doctor and decide which treatments are best for you or someone you're caring for.

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