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A summary of Alzheimer's disease research, infrastructure, and funding supported by the NIH.
Using a question-and-answer format, this beautifully illustrated, 44-page booklet offers information about caregiving from afar. It explores topics such as complex family relationships, legal issues, housing options, and advance directives.
An essential primer on Alzheimer’s disease, this 80-page publication describes how the brain works and how it changes with age in healthy people and people with Alzheimer’s. Research on causes, diagnosis, prevention, potential treatments, and caregiver support is summarized. Look for full-color illustrations, a glossary, and a list of resources.
This fact sheet for healthcare professionals working with Alzheimer's disease patients offers tips on communication, personal care techniques, handling difficult behaviors, and patient safety and comfort.
Get an overview of dementia, including its many types, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and research in this publication from NIH.
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Keywords: Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, Frontotemporal Disorders, Corticobasal Degeneration, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Lewy body dementia, Vascular Dementia, Mixed Dementia, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Head Injury, Risk Factors, Diagnosis, Treatment, Research
Get tips for coping with sundowning—restlessness or agitation in the late afternoon and early evening in a person with Alzheimer’s. This tip sheet is available as a PDF and an eBook. You can find information about sundowning and other changes in personality and behavior in Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging.
Learn about frontotemporal disorders, which lead to dementias that affect personality, behavior, language, and movement. NIA's consumer-friendly guide explains the disorders and their causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment, with helpful advice for caregivers.
How can the primary care physician assess cognitive impairment in older adults? Learn about the benefits of early screening, screening tools & more.
Read firsthand views about being diagnosed with dementia, what to expect, how to talk with others about the disease, and more. Also find out about helpful organizations, support groups and services, and ways to get involved in research that may help others in the future.