For most people, the memory impairment they experience as they get older is due to the normal aging process, and is not a symptom of a brain disease such as Alzheimer’s. There are ways to cope with normal age-related memory loss.

Normal Aging Versus Dementia

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Age-Associated Memory Impairment can be distinguished from a brain disorder such as Alzheimer’s in a variety of ways.

Risk Factors

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Risk factors are characteristics of the person, their lifestyle and environment that contribute to the likelihood of getting the disease.

Warning Signs

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Symptoms of Alzheimer's disease include loss of memory, difficulty with day-to-day tasks, and changes in mood and behaviour.

Getting a Diagnosis


Diagnosing dementia is a complex and difficult process, requiring the time and expertise of skilled practitioners.

Treatment Options

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There is currently no cure for Alzheimer's disease and no treatment that will stop its progression. Several drugs are available that can help with some symptoms.