Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other forms of dementia affect more people than ever before. Researchers are studying new drugs that have been designed to treat and prevent age-related dementia, and even improve the memories of people of all ages. Alzheimer s Disease and Memory Drugs covers the history of AD, the symptoms that distinguish it from normal memory loss, diagnosis, and treatment of the disease. Details of the current drug treatments available are provided, followed by descriptions of potential future treatments. This informative volume is essential for students wanting to understand how the brain functions and how memory drugs play a role in combating AD.