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    Alzheimer's treatment and Alzheimer's care go hand in hand. There's no cure -- yet. But as you'll see here, there's a lot that can be done.

    Treatment

    Learn how medications, sensory therapy, alternative medicine, and more can help Alzheimer's symptoms.

    Get the details on medications used to treat Alzheimer's.

    Alzheimer's patients may become agitated. Here's how Alzheimer's agitation can be treated.

    Tomorrow's treatments depend on today's patients enrolling in clinical trials. Click here to find out what you need to know about Alzheimer's clinical trials.

    Alzheimer's research promises future treatments. Here's a peek into the crystal ball.

    Care

    When someone you love gets diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it’s hard to know where to start planning for the future. Your new role as caregiver can be overwhelming. As the decision maker, you’ll need to have an action plan in place. Here’s a checklist of things to consider.

    Here's how to make home a safe place for a person with Alzheimer's disease.

    Putting a relative in a nursing home is a difficult decision. You'll have to weigh social, financial, and personal issues. Read about some of the factors you should think about when making this decision.

    No matter how great a caregiver you are for someone with Alzheimer's, eventually you’re going to need a break. Sometimes, a nearby family member or friend can step in while you run errands or get some exercise. But in other cases, adult day care may be the way to go.

    There are many types of care available for families dealing with Alzheimer's disease.

    When someone with Alzheimer’s disease can’t live alone anymore, an assisted living facility is one way to make sure she gets the care and attention she needs in a safe place.

    After an Alzheimer's diagnosis, take care of legal issues as soon as possible. Here's how to get started.

    Financial planning is a must for a person with an Alzheimer's diagnosis. Here's how to get started.

    Some types of health conditions, like Alzheimer's disease, mean that at some point you might not be able to make your own decisions about the health care you get. In these cases, it helps to have legal documents with instructions on the kind of treatment you want. These documents are called advance directives.

    If your mother has Alzheimer's disease and lives in Phoenix and you're in New York, how do you help take care of her? This article is adapted from Heath's book, Long-Distance Caregiving: A Survival Guide for Far Away Caregivers.

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