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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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Promoting Wellness in Older Patients

Older adults may have challenges with exercising regularly and eating well. Learn how to encourage physical activity and healthy diets for older patients.
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