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Health care professionals information

These resources can help you optimize care and make the most of your time as you work with older patients. Find articles on communicating effectively with patients and caregivers, helping patients stay healthy as they age, assessing patients with cognitive impairment, and more.

Alzheimer's Disease Diagnostic Guidelines

In 2011, clinical diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer’s disease dementia were revised, and research guidelines for earlier stages of the disease were characterized to reflect a deeper understanding of the disorder. Read more about the updated criteria.
Documents that represent the Alzheimer's disease guidelines.

Providing Care to a Diverse Population

Learn how understanding the traditions of different cultures among older patients and providing interpretation for those with limited English can help promote good health care.
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