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I believe my wife has Alzheimer's disease. How can I get her to see her doctor?
My mother died of Alzheimer's disease and I'm worried that I might get it. Is it hereditary?
There are two types of Alzheimer’s disease. Familial autosomal dominant (FAD) Alzheimer’s disease occurs in less than 5% of all cases of Alzheimer’s disease and has a genetic link. For FAD to occur, the disease needs to be apparent over several generations of one family. Sporadic Alzheimer’s disease is more common (90-95 per cent) and people with this type may or may not have a family history of the disease. Learn more about Genetics and Risk Factors.
The doctor told my father he is in the middle stage of Alzheimer's disease. What does this mean?
Can the family doctor diagnose Alzheimer's disease?
Yes. Alzheimer’s disease is a fatal, progressive, degenerative disease of the brain, where brain cells continue to die over time. There is no cure and eventually the body will shut down.
Un médecin de famille peut-il diagnostiquer la maladie d'Alzheimer?
A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease requires a comprehensive assessment. Family doctors are often able to do this assessment during a series of office visits, or she may refer the patient to a memory clinic or specialist, such as a geriatrician or neurologist. We invite you to contact your local Alzheimer Society to find professionals in your community who can help
Can depression bring on symptoms like those in Alzheimer's disease?
Depression can have symptoms similar to Alzheimer’s disease and can occur simultaneously with Alzheimer’s disease. It is important to see a doctor if these symptoms are present. Depression can often be treated successfully. See our list of 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease for more information.
Can people get Alzheimer's disease in their 40s?
Age is the biggest risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, but Alzheimer’s disease can affect people under the age of 65. This is usually called ” early or young onset Alzheimer’s disease.”.
What do I do if I am concerned about my memory?
If you are concerned about your memory, find out more about the 10 warning signs. of dementia. If you are worried that your memory is getting noticeably worse and if memory problems are beginning to affect your everyday life, it is important to visit your doctor right away.
Is the number of people with dementia going down?
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