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Alzheimer's disease

The risk of Alzheimer's disease goes up as you age. More women than men survive to the ages when Alzheimer's disease is most common. Learn more about brain impairment and memory loss in our mental health section.

 

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  • AgePage, Forgetfulness: Knowing When to Ask for Help — This fact sheet explains the differences between dementia and normal age-related changes in memory. The diagnosis, treatment options, and research issues are considered
  • Alzheimer's Disease — This website provides general information on Alzheimer's disease. It discusses the causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and further research in reference to this disease. It also provides information for caregivers.
  • Alzheimer's Disease Fact Sheet — This fact sheet discusses how Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. It describes the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and care for those with Alzheimer's disease.
  • Alzheimer's Disease Medications Fact Sheet — This publication provides information on the medications used to treat mild to severe symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. A table provides the recommended effective dosage and possible side effects for these medicines.
  • Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease — This guide from the National Institute on Aging has tips for people who care for family members or others with Alzheimer's disease at home.
  • Depression and Alzheimer's Disease (Copyright © American Academy of Family Physicians) — This fact sheet discusses the link between Alzheimer's disease and depression, how to help a family member suffering from depression and Alzheimer's, the important role a physician can play, and what types of medicines can help. It also includes a resource list for more information.
  • Home Safety for People with Alzheimer's Disease — This booklet is for those who provide in-home care for people with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders. The goal is to improve home safety by identifying potential problems in the home and offering possible solutions to help prevent accidents.
  • Legal and Financial Planning for People with Alzheimer's Disease — This web page from the National Institute on Aging encourages people who have just been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease to plan and update their financial and health care arrangements.
  • Participating in Alzheimer's Research — This web page from the National Institute on Aging has information for anyone interested in participating in a clinical trial to help Alzheimer's disease research.
  • Understanding Alzheimer's Disease — Do you have questions about Alzheimer's disease? This booklet tells you about the signs of Alzheimer's disease, why it is so important to see your doctor early, treatment for the disease, and how to get help if you are caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease.

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Content last updated: February 09, 2015.

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