A-Z Health Topics Index
2014-2015 Alzheimer's Disease Progress Report: Advancing Research Toward a Cure
Read about the latest Alzheimer’s and dementia research funded by NIA, part of NIH. The report describes advances in brain science and research collaboration.
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, and caregiving.
Alzheimer's Disease Genetics Fact Sheet
Read about Alzheimer’s and genetics, including research. A genetic mutation can cause early-onset Alzheimer’s. Genetic variants influence disease risk.
Alzheimer's Disease Medications Fact Sheet
Read about medications used to treat Alzheimer’s disease symptoms. See a handy chart showing types of drugs, dosages, and common side effects.
Alzheimer’s Disease in People with Down Syndrome
Many people with Down syndrome develop Alzheimer’s when they get older. Learn about memory changes and other symptoms and participating in research.
Assessing Cognitive Impairment in Older Patients: A Quick Guide for Primary Care Physicians
Get practical information and tips for assessing patients with memory loss or other signs of cognitive impairment with brief, easy-to-use tools.
Bathing: Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips
Learn safety tips and get advice for helping someone with Alzheimer’s disease take a bath or shower.
Caring for Yourself: Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips
Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s? Learn how to get help from family, friends, and others. Care for your own physical, mental, and spiritual health.
Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging
Get Alzheimer's caregiving information and advice in this comprehensive, easy-to-read guide. Learn caregiving tips, safety information, common medical problems, and how to care for yourself.
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.