Published: Sun, 24 Jul 2016 11:12:06 +0000
2016-07-24T11:12:06ZWondering if Alzheimer's disease is inherited? Learn how genetics affects your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
2016-07-24T11:12:06ZAlzheimer'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.
2016-07-24T11:12:06ZMagnetic 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.
2016-07-24T11:12:06ZWhat 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?
2016-07-24T11:12:06ZLearn 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?
2016-07-24T11:12:06ZA 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.
2016-07-24T11:12:06ZLearn how palliative care is different than hospice care and when it may be appropriate for someone who has Alzheimer's or another dementia.
2016-07-24T11:12:06ZAlthough 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.
2016-07-24T11:12:06ZHave 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.
2016-07-24T11:12:06ZAlzheimer'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.
2016-07-24T11:12:06ZAlong 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.
2016-07-24T11:12:06ZIt 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.
2016-07-24T11:12:06ZWhen 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.
2016-07-24T11:12:06ZDeep 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.
2016-07-24T11:12:06ZDoctors will usually order an MRI to evaluate people with suspected Alzheimer's disease (AD), allowing them to rule out other brain conditions.