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We provide information, resources and coordinated care for aging adults, and their families. Through our programs and services, we promote wellness and preventive practices for healthy aging and longevity.
While memory loss is a symptom of Alzheimer's disease, not all memory lapses are related to Alzheimer's disease. People with Alzheimer's disease experience other symptoms besides memory loss, including difficulty with:
Thinking and reasoning
We don't know exactly what causes Alzheimer's disease, though we know it is more common with increasing age. It is not considered a normal part of the aging process. If you are concerned about a loved one, the first step is to get an evaluation by a doctor. Learn more about Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. Dementia refers to a brain disorder resulting in:
Overall loss of intellect or essential mental capacity
Approximately five percent of people over the age of 65 are affected by dementia to some extent. Learn more about dementia and our Memory Support Program.
Strong For Life is an easy to follow exercise routine designed to improve strength, function, and balance in older adults with or without limitations.
Stanford Health Care is known worldwide for the advanced patient care provided by its doctors and staff. We also provide a wide range of guest services and amenities to our patients and visitors. Learn more about preparing for a hospital stay, billing and financial services, and our other support programs in Patients & Visitors.
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions, visit Referring Physicians.
HOW TO REFER
Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.
Track your patients' progress and communicate with Stanford providers securely online.