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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.

Encouraging 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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Obtaining an Older Patient's Medical History

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.
Older man talking to his doctor about his medical history

Understanding Older Patients

Use these tips to communicate with older patients in ways that are respectful and effective for information exchange.
Older woman talking to her doctor

Working with Diverse Older Patients

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.
Hispanic man smiling at a doctor