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Understanding Alzheimer's Disease: What You Need to Know

This 19-page easy-to-read booklet describes what happens when someone has Alzheimer’s disease and how it differs from normal aging. Read about when to see the doctor, possible treatments, and how patients and caregivers can get help.

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Spanish Version
Keywords: 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.

PDF (2.63 MB)
Keywords: Caregiving, Home Care

The Dementias: Hope Through Research

Get an overview of dementia, including its many types, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and research in this publication from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the National Institute on Aging, both part of the National Institutes of Health.

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Keywords: Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, Frontotemporal Disorders, Corticobasal Degeneration, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Lewy body dementia, Vascular Dementia, Mixed Dementia, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Head Injury, Risk Factors, Diagnosis, Treatment, Research

Alzheimer's Disease: Unraveling the Mystery

An essential primer on Alzheimer’s disease, this 80-page publication describes how the brain works and how it changes with age in healthy people and people with Alzheimer’s. Research on causes, diagnosis, prevention, potential treatments, and caregiver support is summarized. Look for full-color illustrations, a glossary, and a list of resources.

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Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease

Acute Hospitalization and Alzheimer's Disease: A Special Kind of Care

This fact sheet for healthcare professionals working with Alzheimer's disease patients offers tips on communication, personal care techniques, handling difficult behaviors, and patient safety and comfort.

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Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Hospitalization

2013-2014 Alzheimer's Disease Progress Report: Insights and Challenges

2013-2014 Alzheimer's Disease Progress Report: Insights and Challenges

A summary of Alzheimer's disease research, infrastructure, and funding supported by the NIH.


Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Research

Sundowning: Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips

Get tips for coping with sundowning—restlessness or agitation in the late afternoon and early evening in a person with Alzheimer’s. This tip sheet is available as a PDF and an eBook. You can find information about sundowning and other changes in personality and behavior in Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging.

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Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Caregiving

Frontotemporal Disorders: Information for Patients, Families, and Caregivers

Learn about frontotemporal disorders, which lead to dementias that affect personality, behavior, language, and movement. NIA's consumer-friendly guide explains the disorders and their causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment, with helpful advice for caregivers.

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Keywords: Frontotemporal Disorders, Dementia, Movement Disorders

What Happens Next?

Read firsthand views about being diagnosed with dementia, what to expect, how to talk with others about the disease, and more. Also find out about helpful organizations, support groups and services, and ways to get involved in research that may help others in the future.

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Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Caregiving

Coping with Agitation and Aggression: Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips

Understand the possible causes of Alzheimer’s-related agitation and aggression, and learn how to respond to troubling behavior. This tip sheet is available as a PDF and an eBook. You can also find information about coping with agitation and aggression in Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging.

PDF (506.65 KB) | ePub (240.36 KB) | Kindle (149.41 KB)
Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Caregiving

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