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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prepare for a hospital stay with someone who has memory loss or dementia. Find tips for planning ahead for emergency and other hospital visits, what to do before you go, what to bring along, questions to ask, and more.
Get tips for starting a simple, safe exercise program at home. This tip sheet is available as a PDF and an eBook. You can also find information about exercise and physical activity in Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging.