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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, Genetics

Forgetfulness: Knowing When To Ask For Help

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: Tips for Caregivers of People with Alzheimer's Disease

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: What Do We Know?

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

Participating in Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Trials and Studies Fact Sheet

Learn about joining an Alzheimer’s disease clinical trial or study, and why participating in research is important in our search for treatments and cures. Find out what it’s like to participate, questions you should ask, and what you can expect.

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Keywords: Research, Clinical Trials, Alzheimer's Disease

Understanding Memory Loss: What To Do When You Have Trouble Remembering

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

Legal and Financial Planning for People with Alzheimer's Disease Fact Sheet

Find information for those recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers about healthcare and financial planning, advance directives, and where to go for legal help. Also includes a list of steps to take and other resources for advance planning.

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Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Legal Planning, Financial Planning, End of Life

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