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.
Acute Hospitalization and Alzheimer's Disease: A Special Kind of Care
If you’re a nurse or other hospital employee, learn how to care for people with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. Find techniques that work.
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
Find out about current medications that are prescribed to treat Alzheimer’s symptoms. See a handy chart showing drug types, 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.
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.