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    1. Dementia: Support for Caregivers - 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.

    2. 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 ...

    3. Alzheimer's Disease - 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.

    4. The Basics of Advance Directives

      WebMD answers basic questions about how a patient can control end-of-life decisions with advanced directives, living wills, and durable power of attorney for health care.

    5. Where to Find Support for Alzheimer’s

      WebMD helps you sort through mental health counseling and support options if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

    6. Alzheimer's Disease and Nursing Home Care

      WebMD guides you in your search for the best nursing home for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease.

    7. 10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Alzheimer's Disease

      If you or someone you love has just been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, you may want to ask your doctor these questions.

    8. Where to Find Alzheimer's Resources

      WebMD offers helpful resources related to Alzheimer's disease.

    9. Brain Exercises and Dementia

      Learn what research says about brain exercises that may help memory and help manage dementia.

    10. Types of Alzheimer's Disease

      Learn the various types of Alzheimer's disease.

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