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Eric R. Kandel, M.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on alzheimer's
May 22, 2012

Dementia is a cognitive impairment that interferes with daily living and daily working. There are a number of dementias: fronto-temporal dementia, vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease. So, Alzheimer's disease is only one of several dementias that increase in likelihood with age. It is distinguished from the other dementias in being the most common in people over 70 years of age.

Eric R. Kandel, M.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on alzheimer's
Q I’ve recently read in the news about various preventative treatments for Alzheimer’s disease (e.g. , increasing Vitamin D intake to quitting smoking). Is there any truth to these? Do preventative treatments exist? What are they?
A There is no reason to believe that any of the recommendations that you... More >
John H. Krystal, M.D.
Q For early stage Alzheimer’s disease, could my brain be retrained by rote memory exercises?
A This is an important question. Alzheimer’s disease is an illness where... More >