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  1. Alzheimer's Disease - Symptoms

    Learn about Alzheimer's disease and symptoms like memory problems.

  2. Memory Problems: Issues With Driving - Topic Overview

    Whether a person with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia should still be allowed to drive is a common dilemma faced by people with the disease and their caregivers. Taking away driving privileges may reduce the person's sense of independence and increase dependence on family and friends. But it is extremely important to prevent the person from driving when it is no longer safe. The ...

  3. Dementia - Cause

    Learn about dementia and what causes it, including injury to the brain caused by tumors, head injury, or strokes, or diseases, such as Parkinson's disease.

  4. Dementia: Support for Caregivers - Topic Overview

    Taking care of a loved one who has Alzheimer's disease or another dementia can be a difficult, stressful, and tiring job. It affects the caregiver's health and ability to rest and can be a source of stress and conflict for the entire household.The demands of caring for a person who has dementia may cut off caregivers from friends, leisure activities, and other responsibilities. For a caregiver who has health problems, the physical and emotional strain of caregiving can make those problems worse. Fatigue, depression, and sleep problems commonly develop, and caregivers often carry an added emotional burden of feeling worried, guilty, and angry about taking care of the person.If you are a caregiver, you can benefit by learning as much as you can and taking care of yourself.Educate yourself Learn all you can about the type of dementia your loved one has and what the future may bring. Organizations such as the Alzheimer's Association and the Family Caregiver Alliance can provide

  5. Dementia - Health Tools

    This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding dementia.

  6. Memory Problems: Tips for Helping the Person With Daily Tasks - Topic Overview

    The following suggestions may help you develop a plan to help a family member who has an ongoing problem with memory,problem solving,judgment,or the ability to handle daily tasks. These suggestions are basic and do not include all the information you will need to care for your family member. Your doctor may have other suggestions to add to your plan. Establish a simple daily routine. Set ...

  7. Alzheimer's Disease - When To Call a Doctor

    Learn how Alzheimer's disease develops and when it's time to call a doctor.

  8. Alzheimer's Disease - Topic Overview

    Alzheimer's disease is a progressive condition that affects areas of the brain involved in memory, intelligence, judgment, language, and behavior. It is the most common form of mental decline, or dementia, in older adults.

  9. Alzheimer's Disease - What Happens

    Learn what brain changes lead to Alzheimer's disease.

  10. Dementia - Home Treatment

    Home treatment for dementia involves teamwork among health professionals and caregivers to create a safe and comfortable environment and to make tasks of daily living as easy as possible. A diagnosis of dementia can create feelings of anger, fear, and anx

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