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Alzheimer's Disease Fact Sheet

Explore the changes in the brain that cause Alzheimer’s, symptoms, disease stages, diagnosis, and treatment. Also includes advice for caregivers and a list of other resources.

PDF (441.98 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Genes, Signs and Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Research

Menopause

Get an overview of issues related to menopause, including average age, common signs and symptoms, hormone therapy, ways to stay healthy. Frequently asked questions are included.

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Keywords: Hormones, Menopausal Hormone Therapy, Menopause, Estrogen

Alzheimer's Disease Genetics Fact Sheet

Learn about the role of genetics in Alzheimer's disease and what types of Alzheimer’s might be inherited, as well as genetic testing and current research.

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Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Genes, Genetics

Forgetfulness: Knowing When To Ask For Help

Forgetfulness can be a normal part of aging, or it can be related to health issues, some of which can be treated. Read about common causes of memory problems and what to do about serious memory issues, such as dementia.

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Keywords: Forgetfulness, Memory, Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Cognitive Decline

Healthy Eating After 50

Learn how to make smart food choices. Read about healthy eating plans and get tips about how much to eat, reading nutrition labels, food safety, cutting costs, and more.

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Keywords: Eating, Nutrition, Healthy Aging, Well-Being

Alzheimer's Disease Medications Fact Sheet

Find information about medications used to treat Alzheimer's disease. Includes a brief summary of approved medications, including their recommended dosages and side effects.

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Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Medication

Hormones and Menopause

Learn about hormones, signs of menopause, hormone therapy (formerly called HRT) for perimenopause symptoms, what causes night sweats, and more. 

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Keywords: Hormones, Menopausal Hormone Therapy, Menopause, Women's Health

Caregiver Guide: Tips for Caregivers of People with Alzheimer's Disease

Get practical, easy to read advice for caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease. Topics include dealing with the diagnosis and tips for communication, bathing, eating, sleep problems, medications, stages of the disease, and more.

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Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease, Caregiving

Skin Care and Aging

Get tips for common skin care problems related to aging—such as dry or itchy skin, wrinkles, and skin tags—and ways to keep your skin healthy.

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Keywords: Skin, Cancer, Prevention

High Blood Pressure

Be informed about blood pressure and how to tell if your blood pressure is too high or too low. Also includes tips about how to control your blood pressure.

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Keywords: Cardiovascular, High Blood Pressure, Heart Conditions

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