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.
Get practical information and tips for assessing patients with memory loss or other signs of cognitive impairment with brief, easy-to-use tools.
Delivering bad news to patients is never easy. Learn about tested communication strategies to help ease the process.
Use these tips to effectively work and communicate with cognitively impaired patients.
Good communication is an important part of the healing process. Learn effective communication techniques to build good relationships with older patients and better manage their care.
Older adults may have challenges with exercising regularly and eating well. Learn how to encourage physical activity and healthy diets for older patients.
Learn how perceptions about older patients can affect their health care.
Family and informal caregivers play a significant role in the lives of their loved ones. Learn how to communicate effectively with all of those involved in your older patient's care.
Get tips to care for a patient with cognitive impairment such as Alzheimer's dementia. Develop medical and family support plans. Get drug advice.
Learn how to obtain a medical history of an older patient, including important information about current and past concerns, family history, medications, and socioeconomic situation.
Learn how clinicians can play an important role in educating patients and families about chronic health conditions and providing community resources.
Learn how to address an older patient's concerns about cognitive problems, such as changes in their memory or thinking.
Caring for an older patient requires discussing sensitive topics. Learn about ways to approach sensitive subjects with older patients and helpful resources.
Use these tips to communicate with older patients in ways that are respectful and effective for information exchange.
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.