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This page contains links to eMedTV Alzheimers Articles containing information on subjects from Causes of Dementia to Dementia Risk Factors. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Causes of Dementia
    Alzheimer's disease and Binswanger's disease are two of the possible causes of dementia. This eMedTV resource discusses other potential causes of the condition, such as alcohol abuse, brain cancer, and Huntington's disease.
  • Childhood Dementia
    Poisoning, infection, and certain conditions can lead to childhood dementia. This eMedTV segment covers possible causes of dementia in childhood, such as Niemann-Pick disease, Batten disease, and other conditions.
  • Cognex
    Cognex is a medication that can be prescribed to treat mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. This eMedTV Web page offers general dosing information for Cognex, explains how the drug works, and lists possible side effects that can occur with treatment.
  • Cognex and Breastfeeding
    No studies have been conducted on whether Cognex passes through breast milk. This eMedTV resource contains more information on Cognex and breastfeeding, and explains why it is unlikely that a breastfeeding woman would use this medication.
  • Cognex and Pregnancy
    At this time, it is not known whether Cognex is safe for use during pregnancy. This part of the eMedTV library includes more information about Cognex and pregnancy, and explains why it is unlikely that pregnant women would need to use this drug.
  • Cognex Dosage
    The maximum recommended Cognex dosage for Alzheimer's treatment is 40 mg four times daily. As this eMedTV segment explains, the usual starting Cognex dose is 10 mg four times a day, but your doctor may gradually increase your dosage as needed.
  • Cognex Drug Interactions
    Cimetidine, theophylline, and NSAIDS could potentially cause Cognex drug interactions. This part of the eMedTV site offers a more detailed list of drugs that may interact with Cognex and describes the potential effects of these negative interactions.
  • Cognex Medication Information
    Are you looking for information on Cognex? This segment of the eMedTV site presents a brief overview of this Alzheimer's medication, including how it works and important things to discuss with your healthcare provider, with a link to more details.
  • Cognex Overdose
    Slow heart rate, muscle weakness, and vomiting may result from a Cognex overdose. This portion of the eMedTV Web site explains what treatment options are available for an overdose and lists other symptoms that may occur with an overdose of Cognex.
  • Cognex Side Effects
    Common Cognex side effects may include dizziness, constipation, and muscle pain. This page on the eMedTV site also lists rare but possible side effects of Cognex, as well as potentially serious problems that require immediate medical attention.
  • Cognex Uses
    Cognex is used for the treatment of mild to moderate dementia in people with Alzheimer's disease. This eMedTV resource discusses Cognex uses in more detail, including information on whether the drug is used "off-label" for other purposes.
  • Cognex Warnings and Precautions
    Many people who take Cognex experience an increase in liver enzymes. This eMedTV segment lists other problems or side effects that may occur with Cognex. Warnings and precautions on who should not use this drug are also included in this article.
  • Connect Socially
    A life rich in social connections may be associated with a reduced risk of Alzheimer's, although it's difficult to know which comes first. Does social activity decrease the risk of Alzheimer's, or is this connection simply caused by the decreased social interactions that can occur with Alzheimer's disease? Either way, staying socially active isn't a bad idea. If you happen to develop Alzheimer's, having a healthy support network will be immensely helpful.
  • Demencha
    Dementia is a progressive decline in cognitive function that is not a normal part of the aging process. This eMedTV article explores the causes of dementia and explains what symptoms may occur. Demencha is a common misspelling of dementia.
  • Demenchia
    Dementia is the progressive decline in cognitive function beyond what may be expected from normal aging. This eMedTV page lists common dementia symptoms and explains if they are treatable or preventable. Demenchia is a common misspelling of dementia.
  • Demencia
    Dementia is a descriptive term for a group of symptoms caused by conditions that affect the brain. This eMedTV Web page lists common dementia symptoms and explains whether they are treatable. Demencia is a common misspelling of dementia.
  • Demensia
    Dementia causes impaired intellectual functioning that interferes with normal activities and relationships. This eMedTV resource discusses some of the causes and symptoms of dementia. Demensia is a common misspelling of dementia.
  • Dementia
    Dementia refers to a group of symptoms that may affect thought, memory, personality, and behavior. This eMedTV article explains this topic in greater detail, including information about Alzheimer's disease and other conditions that cause symptoms.
  • Dementia Care
    In many cases involving dementia, supervision needs to be provided around the clock. This eMedTV Web page takes a look at practical and emotional aspects of caring for those with dementia, and provides tips for making the home safe.
  • Dementia Diagnosis
    Doctors making dementia diagnosis often begin with a review of the patient's history and a physical exam. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at both of these aspects of diagnosing dementia and provides a list of tests used in the process.
  • Dementia Information
    As this eMedTV segment explains, people with dementia may experience memory loss, personality changes, and behavioral problems. This resource offers more information on dementia, with details on available treatment options.
  • Dementia Prevention
    By keeping blood pressure and cholesterol at healthy levels, you may be able to prevent dementia. This eMedTV article discusses these and other factors that may help prevent this condition, such as formal education, mental stimulation, and certain drugs.
  • Dementia Research
    Some of the current research on dementia includes work on a vaccine that may help prevent dementia. This eMedTV resource takes a detailed look at various research studies being conducted to better understand, diagnose, treat, and prevent this condition.
  • Dementia Risk Factors
    Examples of risk factors for dementia include having high cholesterol, smoking, and having diabetes. This eMedTV segment discusses dementia risk factors, including information about how genetics may affect the risk for some types of dementia.
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