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Alzheimer's Disease

  • Hospitalization Happens: A Guide to Hospital Visits for Individuals with Memory Loss
    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.
  • 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.
  • Managing Personality and Behavior Changes: Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips
    Get tips for coping with personality and behavior changes, such as pacing or feeling sad, that are common in people with Alzheimer’s disease. This tip sheet is available as a PDF and an eBook. You can also find information about personality and behavior changes in Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging.
  • Participating in Alzheimer's Research: For Yourself and Future Generations
    Help yourself and future generations by participating in Alzheimer’s disease clinical research. Learn what’s involved, questions to ask, and more.
  • 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.
  • Rummaging and Hiding Things: Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips
    Take steps to protect belongings while letting a person with Alzheimer’s rummage through drawers and other storage areas. This tip sheet is available as a PDF and an eBook. You can also find information about rummaging in Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging.
  • 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.
  • The Dementias: Hope Through Research
    Get an overview of dementia, including its many types, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and research in this publication from NIH.
  • Understanding Alzheimer's Disease: What You Need to Know
    Learn about Alzheimer's, a brain disease that causes memory loss and other symptoms. Find out when to see the doctor and what treatments are available.
  • 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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