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Alzheimer's Disease Fact Sheet

Explore the changes in the brain that cause Alzheimer’s, symptoms, disease stages, diagnosis, and treatment. Also includes advice for caregivers and a list of other resources.

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Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Genes, Signs and Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Research

Alzheimer's Disease Genetics Fact Sheet

Learn about the role of genetics in Alzheimer's disease and what types of Alzheimer’s might be inherited, as well as genetic testing and current research.

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Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Genes

Forgetfulness

Forgetfulness can be a normal part of aging, or it can be related to health issues, some of which can be treated. Read about common causes of memory problems and what to do about serious memory issues, such as dementia.

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Keywords: Forgetfulness, Memory, Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Cognitive Decline

Alzheimer's Disease Medications Fact Sheet

Find information about medications used to treat Alzheimer's disease. Includes a brief summary of approved medications, including their recommended dosages and side effects.

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Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Medication

Caregiver Guide

Get practical, easy to read advice for caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease. Topics include dealing with the diagnosis and tips for communication, bathing, eating, sleep problems, medications, stages of the disease, and more.

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Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Caregiving

Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease

Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging This comprehensive, 104-page handbook offers easy-to-understand information and advice for at-home caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease. It addresses all aspects of care, from bathing and eating to visiting the doctor and getting respite care.

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Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Caregiving

Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease

Although Alzheimer's disease currently has no cure, recent research results point toward a day when it might be possible to delay, slow down, or even prevent this devastating brain disorder. This 24-page booklet describes the latest NIA-funded research about prevention of Alzheimer's disease and age-related cognitive decline, from physical exercise and diet to social engagement and cognitive training. Also included are tips for staying healthy as you grow older.

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Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Prevention, Risk, Exercise, Diet, Chronic Condition, Cognitive Decline, Research

Understanding Memory Loss

What’s the difference between mild forgetfulness and more serious memory problems? Find out about memory problems, including Alzheimer's disease and dementia, and how to get help for serious memory loss.

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Keywords: Memory, Cognitive Decline, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Vascular Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease

So Far Away: Twenty Questions and Answers About Long-Distance Caregiving

Using a question-and-answer format, this beautifully illustrated, 44-page booklet offers information about caregiving from afar. It explores topics such as complex family relationships, legal issues, housing options, and advance directives.

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Keywords: Caregiving, Home Care

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