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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.  
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.  

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