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    1. Alzheimer's Disease - Topic Overview

      A person's medical history and a physical exam are important parts of the evaluation when the person has symptoms of dementia or Alzheimer's disease.Medical historyThe doctor will ask questions during a medical history to assess a person's past and current overall health and to find out how well the person functions. This process may be complicated if the person isn't able to remember important parts of his or her medical history or isn't aware of the memory loss. A family member can be very helpful in providing information about the person's symptoms, such as when the symptoms were first noticed, how quickly they developed, and whether they have continued to get worse.Other important information in a medical history includes: Other medical problems the person has or has had, such as a stroke, Parkinson's disease, HIV infection, depression, a head injury, heart disease, or lipid disorders (problems with cholesterol levels). In some cases, illnesses can cause confusion or other signs

    2. Alzheimer's Disease - What Increases Your Risk

      Aging is the main risk factor for all types of dementia. Some diseases that cause dementia (such as early-onset Alzheimer's disease and some frontotemporal dementias) may run in families.

    3. Alzheimer's Disease - Topic Overview

      A health professional may evaluate the day-to-day functioning of a person with Alzheimer's disease by asking questions and observing the person. This often is done informally during the medical history and physical exam. Sometimes the health professional may use a more formal functional status exam to evaluate a person's ability to perform daily activities. A functional status exam may also ...

    4. 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.

    5. Alzheimer's Disease - 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

    6. 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.

    7. Where to Find Alzheimer's Resources

      WebMD offers helpful resources related to Alzheimer's disease.

    8. 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.

    9. 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.

    10. 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.

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