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Published: Sun, 24 Jul 2016 11:12:06 +0000

 



Is Alzheimer's Disease Inherited?

2016-07-24T11:12:06Z

Wondering if Alzheimer's disease is inherited? Learn how genetics affects your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.



Alzheimer's Disease and Anxiety

2016-07-24T11:12:06Z

Alzheimer's disease causes many problems, including anxiety. This feeling of uneasiness, fear, and apprehension occurs in many who have Alzheimer's, particularly during the early and middle stages of the disease. Anxiety can increase distress for both individuals with Alzheimer's and their caregivers, but a number of pharmaceutical and behavioral strategies can help.



MRI and Alzheimer's Disease

2016-07-24T11:12:06Z

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may detect signs of Alzheimer's disease even before mental impairment becomes obvious, though it hasn't yet been confirmed as a foolproof diagnostic tool. Learn about MRI, its current uses and future prospects in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.



Elder Abuse: Types, Indicators, Prevention and...

2016-07-24T11:12:06Z

What are the signs of elder abuse? How can you help prevent it? How should you respond to abuse in Alzheimer's disease and other kinds of dementia?



Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

2016-07-24T11:12:06Z

Learn what the symptoms of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy are, as well how it's treated and what the prognosis is. Also, how is it different from Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease?



Coping With Alzheimer's Disease

2016-07-24T11:12:06Z

A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease brings many challenges and concerns. Coping includes everything from communication to planning ahead to developing a support network to handling challenging behaviors. Learning how to cope with Alzheimer's can improve the quality of life for both you and your loved ones.



What Is Palliative Care and How Can It Help...

2016-07-24T11:12:06Z

Learn how palliative care is different than hospice care and when it may be appropriate for someone who has Alzheimer's or another dementia.



Blood Tests Used in the Diagnosis of Alzheimer'...

2016-07-24T11:12:06Z

Although science is getting closer, there's still no simple Alzheimer's disease test. Instead, physicians start by ruling out other causes of symptoms such as memory loss, confusion, and difficulty executing simple tasks. Alzheimer's disease diagnosis almost always includes blood testing. Learn more about the blood tests involved with Alzheimer's disease diagnosis and what else these tests may discover.



The Connection between Diabetes and Alzheimer's...

2016-07-24T11:12:06Z

Have you heard about the connection between Alzheimer's and Type 2 Diabetes? Learn how they're related and how you can reduce your risk of developing dementia.



Paying for Alzheimer's Care

2016-07-24T11:12:06Z

Alzheimer's is a frightening disease, but wondering how to pay for Alzheimer's care can be even more frightening. Luckily, there are real options such as Medicare, Medigap, disability insurance, and long-term care insurance. Learn about public and private insurance for Alzheimer's care.



Legal Issues and Alzheimer's Disease

2016-07-24T11:12:06Z

Along with treatment decisions and financial planning, there are legal issues that people with Alzheimer's disease and their families will face along the way. Although it can be difficult to face these issues -- such as establishing power of attorney or creating a will -- it's important to handle them early on. Making sure family affairs are in order can give everyone a little peace of mind.



Sleep Disorders and Alzheimer's Disease

2016-07-24T11:12:06Z

It is estimated that up to 70% of people with Alzheimer's disease will experience disruption of nighttime sleep. Practitioners recommend a variety of coping mechanisms for sleep disorders, ranging from medication to changes in daily routines. Learn how to manage sleep disturbance in Alzheimer's disease.



Coping With Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease

2016-07-24T11:12:06Z

When Alzheimer's disease strikes someone before the age of 65, it is known as early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Learn about the diagnosis, treatment, and caregiving challenges of early-onset Alzheimer's.



What Is Deep Brain Stimulation and How Can It...

2016-07-24T11:12:06Z

Deep brain stimulation, a procedure many have undergone for Parkinson's disease, is being explored as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease. Learn more about what it is and what benefits it might provide.



My Loved One May Have Alzheimer's. Why Did His...

2016-07-24T11:12:06Z

Doctors will usually order an MRI to evaluate people with suspected Alzheimer's disease (AD), allowing them to rule out other brain conditions.