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Medical Reference Related to Alzheimers

  1. Alzheimer's Disease: Daily Care of the Alzheimer's Patient

    WebMD provides tips for day to day care of an Alzheimer's patient.

  2. Topic Overview

    Confusion,wandering,and memory loss can lead to accidents and injuries. Help protect the person with dementia by making your home safe. Keep rooms uncluttered,with clear walkways around furniture. Don't move furniture around because the person may become confused. Remove throw rugs to prevent tripping. Use locks on doors and cupboards. Lock up knives,scissors,medications,cleaning ...

  3. Adult Day Care for Loved Ones With Alzheimer's

    A primer on adult day care centers for caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease.

  4. Dementia - Other Treatment

    Researchers are investigating many treatments to learn whether they can prevent or delay the development of dementia.

  5. Dementia - Prevention

    Dementia is difficult to prevent because what causes it often is not known. However, people who have vascular dementia may be able to prevent future declines by lowering their risk of heart disease and stroke.

  6. Dementia - Health Tools

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

  7. Dementia - Topic Overview

    Dementia is a loss of mental skills that affects your daily life. It can cause problems with your memory and how well you can think and plan.

  8. Dementia - Exams and Tests

    Doctors diagnose the cause of dementia by asking questions about the person's medical history and doing a physical exam, a mental status exam, and lab and imaging tests. Tests can help the doctor learn whether dementia is caused by a treatable condition.

  9. Dementia - When To Call a Doctor

    Call 911 or other emergency services immediately if signs of a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) develop suddenly. These may include: Numbness, weakness, or inability to move the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body, vision proble

  10. Dementia - Treatment Overview

    Some cases of dementia are caused by medical conditions that can be treated, fully or partly restoring mental function. When dementia cannot be reversed, the goal of treatment is to make life as easy as possible for the person and the caregivers.

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