Posts Tagged ‘types of dementia’

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AARP Spelling Bee Champ Shares Secrets For Staying Sharp

Michael Petrina’s mother passed away from Alzheimer’s disease 15 years ago. That’s one of the reasons the 67-year-old retired attorney works his mind so hard. Petrina took first place in the AARP National Spelling Bee on Sunday, beating more than 50 contestants in 47 rounds. The winning word? Rhizoctonia, a genus of imperfect fungi. “R-H-I-Z…,” Petrina started to […]

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How do Doctors Test for Alzheimer’s? Part 7: Tests and diagnosis | Getting to Know Alzheimer’s: 12 Things You Must Know | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Tests and diagnosis By Mayo Clinic staff There’s no specific test today that confirms you have Alzheimer’s disease. Your doctor will make a judgment about whether Alzheimer’s is the most likely cause of your symptoms based on the information you provide and results of various tests that can help clarify the diagnosis. Doctors can nearly […]

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Common Causes of Dementia

Dementia is really a big umbrella term that covers a number of different conditions that cause dementia symptoms. Of these, Alzheimer’s disease is the most common and perhaps best known — but it’s not the only one. “There are many different types of dementia,” says Ross Andel, PhD, associate professor at the School of Aging […]