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Alzheimer's Disease

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Alzheimer's Disease Fact Sheet
    Get the facts about Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia in older adults. Learn about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, caregiving.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bathing: Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips
    Learn safety tips and get other advice for helping someone with Alzheimer’s disease take a bath or shower. This tip sheet is available as a PDF and an eBook. You can also find information about bathing in Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging.  
  • Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging
    Caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease? Get easy-to-understand information and advice in this comprehensive guide from NIA. It addresses all aspects of care, from bathing and eating to coping with confusion and sundowning, getting respite care, and more.
  • Changes in Communications Skills: Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips
    Get tips on how to improve verbal and nonverbal communication with a person with Alzheimer’s disease. This tip sheet is available as a PDF and an eBook. You can also find information about changes in communication skills in Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging.  
  • 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.

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