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Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer'​s disease is the most common cause of dementia

Alzheimer's disease (AD) affects approximately 5 million people in America. It is the most common cause of dementia, a disorder in which cognitive functions deteriorate.

While the disease is more common in people over 65, several hundred thousand people in their 40s or 50s can suffer from early-onset AD, other types of dementia or age related-cognitive difficulties.


Alzheimer's disease treatment options

Despite its growing prevalence, the causes of Alzheimer's disease are still unclear. There are still numerous questions about the disease and its impact on patients and their families that have yet to be fully understood.

Currently, there is no cure for the condition. However, there are medications available that can slow the progression of the disease.

Treatment plans for patients will be determined by their care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of Alzheimer's Disease and personal preferences. Options may include:


Specialized care centers

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Baylor Scott & White Neur​​oscienc​​​e Institute
A nationally recognized team who specializes in Alzheimer's disease diagnosis and treatment is available at the Baylor Scott & White Neuroscience Institute in Temple, Texas. Our medical professionals include neurologists and neuropsychologists. Working together, they can help determine if you have Alzheimer's disease or possibly another type of dementia.
AT&T Memory Center
Baylor Neuroscience Center's AT&T Memory Center is an outpatient program located in Dallas. The sole purpose of the center is to help the patient by evaluating their memory and determining if they have a memory disorder.​​​
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