Alzheimer's & Dementia Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

Do Flu Shots Increase the Risk of Alzheimer's Disease?
Do flu shots increase or decrease the chance of developing Alzheimer's disease? And, should your loved one with dementia get the flu shot?

National Alzheimer's Disease & Family Caregivers Month
Learn why November has been designated Alzheimer's Awareness Month and Family Caregivers Month, and how you can make a difference.

Does Chocolate Improve Your Memory?
Love chocolate? Me, too! Find our what science says about how your brain feels about it.

How to Identify Types of Elder Abuse and Neglect
Learning more about elder abuse can increase your awareness of the different types, help you be able to spot its signs, and understand the steps you can take to reduce the risk. Although talking about elder abuse can be uncomfortable, it's very important since it can have a significant impact on the safety and quality of life for older adults.

9 Care Options for People Living With Dementia
Here's your comprehensive guide to the different options and resources available to care for those living with Alzheimer's or another kind of dementia.

First Study Links Type 1 Diabetes to Higher Risk of Dementia
The risk of dementia in type 2 diabetes has been studied multiple times. Researchers are now looking at type 1 diabetes. Here's what they found out.

18 Myths About Alzheimer's: The Top Info Out There That's Wrong
Fact or myth? Do dental fillings increase your dementia risk? Here's what science says about this and other misleading info on Alzheimer's.

What Is Huntington's Disease? - Symptoms and Causes
Learn what Huntington's Disease is, what its symptoms are, how it's passed down genetically and what treatments are available. Also, how is it similar to and different from Alzheimer's disease?

What Is Executive Functioning and How Is It Affected by Dementia?
Here's a clear explanation of what

Can Babysitting Grandchildren Affect Dementia Risk?
Need more reasons to spend time with your grandchildren? Coming right up!

What to Do When Dad with Dementia Gets Scammed and Gives Money Away
Do you have a loved one with dementia who is giving away her money to con artists and charities? Here are a few tips on how to protect her.

What Does Orientation x1, x2, and x3 Mean in Dementia?
Have you heard the phrase,

6 Tips for Visiting a Person With Late Stage Alzheimer's
If you're wondering how to have a meaningful visit with someone in the late stages of Alzheimer's, consider these suggestions in order to make the most of your time with your loved one.

"I want to go home now. Please take me home!"
Here are a few ways to respond when a loved one with dementia asks to go home.

"It's time for me to go to work. I don't want to be late!"
Is your family member with dementia determined to leave because he thinks he has to go to work?

10 Things People with Dementia Might Say and How to Respond
What should you say to someone with dementia who's confused, upset, angry or just plain mean? Try these practical responses.

"Where's my mom? Mom, come here!"
How to handle things when someone with dementia is asking for a deceased relative or friend.

"Look at that fat lady. Wide load coming through!"
What to do when someone with dementia is rude to family, friends or strangers.

"Help me. Help me. Help me!"
What to say when someone with dementia keeps yelling out,

"You're just a *&*&@#&*%#**#!@!"
Ever heard the person with dementia swear like a sailor when not a foul word ever came from their mouth before?

"Don't you dare touch me or I'll clock you one."
Wondering how to provide care to your loved one with dementia when they're angry?

"Why are you letting them steal my money? I had it right here and she took it!"
Ever been in the no-win situation of being wrongly accused of stealing money from a loved one with dementia?

"Don't leave me! Where are you? Come here!"
Looking for some tips on effectively managing clinging and shadowing behavior in dementia?

8 New Year's Resolutions Not to Make about Brain Health
We can replace a hip or a knee when they wear out. But what about our brain? Protect it by avoiding these 8 new year's resolutions.

13 Ways to Reduce Stigma and Empower People with Dementia
How can you help? Choose a few of these practical tips on how to reduce the stigma of dementia and empower those living with it.

The Question of Consent for Sexual Activity in Dementia
The 78 year-old man charged with sexually abusing his wife who had Alzheimer's was recently acquitted, but the question of consent in dementia remains.

Living with Dementia: What to Say When Grandma's Not Nice
Wondering how to respond when someone says rude or hurtful things? Try these ways of coping with a loved one's inappropriate comments.

Legal and Financial Matters in Alzheimer's Disease
Learn the answers to some of your legal and financial questions that often arise in Alzheimer's disease.

Using Validation Therapy for People with Dementia
Learn what validation therapy consists of, how effective it is and how to use it to help people with Alzheimer's and other kinds of dementia.

Recognizing Loneliness and Boredom as Problems for People with Dementia
Loneliness and boredom are two problems that people with Alzheimer's disease often face daily. Learn the ways we can help alleviate them.

Aricept (Donepezil HCL): Drug Profile - Treatment of Alzheimer's
Learn how Aricept (donepezil HCL) works to treat Alzheimer's, including its dosages, possible side effects, interactions, precautions and effectiveness.

How the Clock-Drawing Test Screens for Dementia
The clock-drawing test: What is it, how is it scored, and is it an effective screening tool for Alzheimer's and other types of dementia?

September is World Alzheimer's Month
Dementia is a worldwide concern of tremendous proportions. It affects our health and financial state, from both an individual and global perspective.

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: What Is It?
Learn what Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease is, what causes it, how it's diagnosed and treated, as well as the symptoms and prognosis. Also, how is it related to mad cow disease?

10 Tips to Maintain Independence with Dementia
Living with dementia? Remain independent as long as possible with these 10 simple tips that will help you as your memory becomes less reliable.

12 Things to Ask the Doctor after a Dementia Diagnosis
New dementia diagnosis? Ask your doctor these 12 questions to help you understand the diagnosis, know what to expect and how to plan for the future.

8 Practical Tips for Communicating with Doctors
Got a doctor's appointment coming up? Here are 8 ways to effectively communicate with your physician in order to get the care you need.

Does Anesthesia Increase Your Risk of Alzheimer's?
Should you worry about that upcoming surgery and the possible effects of anesthesia on your brain? Will this make you more likely to develop dementia?

Movie Review of "Glen Campbell... I'll Be Me"
If you're a fan of music or the fight against Alzheimer's, you'll find

Half of People with Alzheimer's Are Not Told Diagnosis
Learn more about what this report from the Alzheimer's Association found about disclosure of a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.

Should You Withhold a Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease
It is important to consider a number of issues that can help you make the decision of whether or not to tell someone they have Alzheimer's.

Dining Out with People who Have Alzheimer's Disease
Here are a few tips to make a restaurant visit a pleasant experience for people who have moderate Alzheimer's disease or dementia.

Can You Tell if Someone Has Dementia by Watching Them? 4 Visual Clues
There's more to diagnosing Alzheimer's than appearance, but these visual clues can point out some concerns that may be an indicator of dementia.

Do Thyroid Disorders Cause Forgetfulness?
Learn how thyroid disorders including hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can affect your cognition and ability to concentrate and process information.

Bed Alarms for Home Use: Types and Uses for Safety in Dementia
Learn what kind of bed alarms are available for home use to help prevent falls, reduce wandering, and alert you when someone with dementia needs help.

Wandering in Dementia: Types of Door Alarms to Improve Safety
Wondering how you can make sure your loved one doesn't wander outside in the middle of the night? Consider these types of door alarms.

Home Safety Tips for People with Dementia
If your loved one has a goal of living at home independently and has Alzheimer's disease, learn about available services and resources, as well as how to increase her chances of remaining safely in her home.

Programmable Pill Dispenser- Drug Administration for Dementia Patients
Need some help with medication administration in Alzheimer's? Here are some options, including programmable pill dispensers for safety and independence.

Should Valproate (Depakote) Be Used to Treat Agitation in Alzheimer's?
Valproate is sometimes suggested as a way to reduce the difficult behaviors such as agitation and aggression that can develop with dementia. Does it work?

How Does Sleep Deprivation Affect Thinking and Memory?
Short on sleep? Here are 6 things to know about how the lack of sleep impacts your ability to think and remember information.

Research: Diabetes Medication Lowers Dementia Risk
Recent research demonstrates some exciting results in the dementia risk reduction for people taking a medication that targets diabetes.

Do Mood Stabilizers Help with Dementia?
Should mood stabilizers, many of which are classified as anticonvulsant drugs, be used to treat dementia's challenging behaviors and distressing emotions?

Planning Ahead for Alzheimer's Hospice Care
People with Alzheimer's can face difficulties meeting hospice eligibility requirements. Here's advice on planning for Alzheimer's hospice care.

Using Government Assistance to Help Pay for Alzheimer's Care
Alzheimer's care can be a serious financial burden, especially with no health insurance. Here are government programs that can provide help.

29 Tips on Avoiding Dementia Caregiver Burnout
How do you prevent total emotional and physical emptiness as a caregiver for a loved one? It takes conscious efforts which will help both of you.

In Sickness and in Health: Caring for a Spouse with Alzheimer's
Struggling with how a diagnosis of dementia changes your marriage or relationship? Here are some common challenges and ideas for responding.

What Is Procedural Memory? How Does Dementia Affect It?
Learn more about procedural memories and how they're affected (but less than you may think) by dementia.

How Can Family Cope with Guilt and Grief after Nursing Home Placement?
Perhaps your loved one said to you,

For the Caregiver: 8 Gifts to Give Yourself
How do you take care of yourself as a caregiver? For starters, here's a list of ideas to consider that may refill and renew you.

How to Respond to Combative Behavior From Dementia
Wondering what the term

Do You Have Early Onset Alzheimer's?
Are you wondering if you or a friend may be experiencing early onset Alzheimer's? Although Alzheimer's typically affects older adults, it can also strike younger people with jobs and families. Learn what symptoms to look for at your job if you have early onset dementia.

Statistics on Alzheimer's Disease
Learn about the number of people with Alzheimer's disease, their caregivers and the financial costs of Alzheimer's.

Knowing When to Stop Namenda and Excelon in Alzheimer's
Thinking about stopping a medication such as Excelon, Namenda or Razadyne for a loved one with Alzheimer's? Here's when to consider making a change.

Why Is Alzheimer's Disease Called Type 3 Diabetes?
What is the connection between diabetes and Alzheimer's disease? Here's a summary of why Alzheimer's got nicknamed

Women and Alzheimer's Disease
Did you know that Alzheimer's affects significantly more women than men? Learn how, and perhaps why, Alzheimer's targets women.

Is Alzheimer's Disease Catching? Can I Catch It?
Ever wonder if Alzheimer's disease is contagious? Learn how the disease's brain proteins act in an infectious manner at times.

Things Not to Believe about Brain Health
There are many myths about dementia and brain health floating around. Learn about some of these half-truths and how they've been debunked by science.

How Are Episodic Memories Affected by Dementia?
What's the process of forming episodic memories, and why are these memories impaired in dementia?

Responding to and Treating Hallucinations in Dementia
Know someone with dementia who is seeing or hearing things that aren't there? What should you say? Here's how to respond to, and treat, hallucinations.

Recognizing and Responding to Signs of Anxiety in Alzheimer's Disease
Anxiety in Alzheimer's disease can significantly impact quality of life. Watch for signs of anxiety and try these non-drug approaches to help.

How to Treat Depression in Dementia
Learn about effective non-drug approaches, as well as medications, to treat depression in Alzheimer's and other kinds of dementia.

Prevent Wandering in Dementia by Understanding Its Causes
Identifying common causes can help prevent wandering in people with dementia since we're better able to anticipate and meet underlying needs.

Common Causes of Falls in People with Dementia
Preventing falls is an important goal when caring for someone with dementia. Learn about some common causes, and what you can do to help reduce falls.

Alzheimer's and End of Life Medical Decisions
Examining end-of-life decisions for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease: cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders.

Tips on Spotting Dementia at Family Gatherings
Early diagnosis of dementia is key for treatment and planning, so if you're going to be spending time with your loved ones soon, take note of these signs that might indicate mild dementia.

Recognizing the Symptoms of Depression in Dementia
Some of the symptoms of depression and dementia overlap, so how do you know when someone with dementia is also depressed?

Questions About Feeding Tubes in Late-Stage Dementia
Are you faced with a decision about feeding tube placement for your loved one with Alzheimer's? Learn about the pros and cons of tube feeding in late-stage dementia.

Antibiotic Use in Late-Stage Dementia Depends on Goals of Care
Do they even work, and are they recommended? Several research studies have questioned the use of antibiotics in late-stage dementia.

Does Alzheimer's Disease Affect Physical Ability and Functioning?
In Alzheimer's, changes in memory, communication and behavior are hallmark symptoms. But how does dementia affect physical abilities and functioning?

Neurofibrillary Tangles and Alzheimer's Disease
What's twisted up in neurofibrillary tangles? Learn more about one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease.

The 4 A's of Alzheimer's Disease
Want an easy way to describe the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease? Start with the 4 A's.

Eating, Appetite Changes and Weight Loss in Dementia
Learn more about appetite changes and eating issues in dementia, as well as 16 practical strategies to stop unintended weight loss.

How Does Dementia Affect Visuospatial Abilities?
Ever wondered why someone with dementia has a high risk of falling or gets lost in a familiar place? Learn more about changes in visuospatial abilities.

What Are Normal Age-Related Memory Changes in Adults?
Ever worry if you're on your way to developing Alzheimer's disease? Want to know what's normal as you enter middle and older adulthood and what's not?

Effects of Dementia on Instrumental Activities of Daily Living
Instrumental ADLs require higher cognitive abilities to perform independent living tasks. Here's how dementia affects this ability & how you can help.

Dementia-like Changes in Reagan's Speech while President
Researchers recently reviewed transcripts of President Reagan's press conferences while he was in office, and they found an interesting trend.

What Are the Signs of Preclinical Alzheimer's Disease?
Learn what the preclinical signs of Alzheimer's are, including the physical changes in the brain as well as subtle changes in memory and cognition.

Elopement in Dementia: Definition, Risks and Prevention
We're not talking about eloping to Las Vegas to get married. Elopement in dementia is a serious safety concern. Know the risks and how to prevent it.

Tips on How to Remember People's Names
Is remembering names a challenge for you? Here's why, along with 8 tips that will help you develop this skill.

Symptoms Based on Location of Damage in Alzheimer's
The four lobes of the brain work together but have unique functions. Learn about the symptoms that arise when these lobes are damaged in Alzheimer's.

Tips on Responding to Agitation in Dementia
Wondering what to do to help a loved one with dementia who is experiencing agitation? Try these practical suggestions to help relieve and prevent agitation.

The Benefits of Using Routines for People with Dementia
Routines and schedules can help maintain independence and improve functioning for people living with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia.

Why Do Catastrophic Reactions Occur in People with Alzheimer's?
Learn what catastrophic reactions are, why they can occur in people with dementia, how you should respond, and strategies to prevent them.

Why Dementia Causes Rummaging through Dresser Drawers
Is she constantly rearranging the contents of the dresser drawers? In dementia, rummaging is a common behavior, and not necessarily one you need to stop.

Why Foul Language Occurs in Dementia and How to Respond
Shocked by her foul language? Here's why this might happen and how to cope with- and respond to- swearing in a loved one with dementia.

How to Respond to Problems with Dressing in Dementia
Frustrated with a loved one and her clothing choices? Learn about common difficulties with dressing that people with dementia experience and how to respond.

9 Practical Tips for Personal Hygiene and Grooming Issues in Dementia
Learn about some of the common hygiene and grooming challenges that occur in dementia and consider nine tips on how best to respond.

Why Do Some People with Dementia Cry and Call Out? How Can You Help?
Ever wonder why someone with dementia might call out or cry frequently? Here's why this might happen, and a few thoughts on what you can do to help.

19 Tips for Helping Someone with Dementia Shower or Bathe
As a dementia caregiver, you may have experienced challenges that often accompany shower time. Learn some tips to make things easier for both of you.

What to Do When Someone with Dementia Talks about Suicide
If your patient or loved one with dementia expresses thoughts of suicide, do you know what you should do? Learn what places someone with dementia at a higher risk of suicide and which responses might be helpful.

How Your Touch Can Make a Difference for People with Dementia
How can you care for the body and the heart in dementia? Start by giving a hug or patting a shoulder. Using touch can put the care back into caregiver.

Is Repetition in Dementia Driving You Crazy?
Sometimes, people with dementia get stuck on

Behavioral & Pyschological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD)
Ever wonder what BPSD stands for? Wonder no more. Learn about the symptoms and treatment of BPSD, including non-drug approaches.

Advice if Spouse with Dementia Accuses You of Cheating
Is your loved one with dementia wrongly accusing you of infidelity? Try these 8 tips for responding to hurtful and false accusations.

Using Distraction in Dementia's Challenging Behaviors
How can distraction help you respond to challenging behaviors in dementia?

How Does Dementia Affect Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)?
Does your loved one or patient with dementia struggle with performing basic ADLs or resist your help? Try these practical tips for success.

3 Studies Show Benefit of Physical Exercise in Dementia
Exercise has been touted as an effective way to reduce dementia risk, but what about after dementia has developed? Here are the benefits.

6 Biomarkers Shown to Predict Development of Alzheimer's
Six factors have been identified through multiple research studies to be able to predict the future development of Alzheimer's disease.

How to Prevent and Reduce Incontinence in Alzheimer's
Urinary or fecal incontinence in Alzheimer's can be very challenging for both the person experiencing it and the caregiver. Consider these practical ways to reduce and prevent incontinence in dementia.

Bright Light Therapy and Its Use in Alzheimer's Disease
What is bright light therapy? Can it really help people with Alzheimer's? Learn more about its benefits as identified in multiple research studies.

How Does Pet Therapy Benefit People With Dementia?
Wondering about pet therapy and if it really helps people who have dementia? Learn more about the researched benefits of animal-assisted therapy.

Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia- Content, Scoring, Accuracy
Learn what types of questions the Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia contains, how the test is administered and scored, and how accurate it is.

Can Laughter Yoga Benefit People with Dementia?
Are you familiar with laughter yoga? Learn more about this interesting approach and how it might help people with dementia.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Alzheimer's
Learn how the non-invasive procedure of transcranial magnetic stimulation may improve the cognitive functioning of people with Alzheimer's disease.

Screening Test for Alzheimer's and Dementia
Here's what the Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale- Cognitive Subscale (ADAS-Cog) test includes, as well as what the scores mean.

Therapeutic Benefits of Children for People with Dementia
Have you ever watched an older adult who has dementia perk up in the presence of a younger child? If so, you know why I'd like to see it happen more.

The SAGE Test: An At-Home Dementia Test
Interested in taking a brief self-administered cognitive screening test? Here's a simple way to assess your memory and thinking skills.

Can an MRI Detect Alzheimer's Disease?
Find out how an MRI can be helpful when a physician is evaluating if Alzheimer's disease is the correct diagnosis.

10 Non-Drug Approaches to Improve Cognition in Dementia
There's no cure yet, but these 10 non-drug approaches have demonstrated improved cognition in people with dementia.

Top Tips on Causes and Signs of Un-Treated Pain in Dementia
Instead of assuming she needs Ativan because she's restless, consider that she may have untreated pain, which is a common problem in dementia.

Young People with Dementia (Early Onset Alzheimer's)
Younger people with dementia, their caregivers and children have to face a different set of problems compared to older adults with dementia.

Early-Onset Alzheimer's: Signs, Symptoms and Diagnosis
Early-onset Alzheimer's disease is diagnosed in people younger than age 65. Here's what often causes it as well as what symptoms people may display.

How and Why to Share the Life Story of a Loved One with Dementia
Does your loved one have dementia? Here's a way to convey those important aspects of her life and personality to caregivers and friends.

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

What Is the Stroop Test? - Screening for Early Alzheimer's
Learn what the Stroop test is, what it's used for, and how effective it is as an assessment for very early stage Alzheimer's disease.

Differences Between Alzheimer's and Vascular Dementia
A comparison of the prevalence, progression, cause, symptoms and other factors of each of these two types of dementia.

What to Do if You're Worried that a Loved One May Have Alzheimer's
Are you concerned that your spouse, parent, sibling or other loved one might have dementia? Here are four suggestions for how to approach this concern.

Benefits of Early Detection in Alzheimer's Disease
Wondering why it's good to get a diagnosis of dementia while the disease is in its early stages? Learn about the many benefits of early detection.

10 Things People with Dementia Wish You Knew about Them
If someone with Alzheimer's disease had their cognition restored, what would they say? See life from their perspective and learn what they might wish you knew about them.

Does a Poor Sense of Smell Predict Alzheimer's Disease?
Have you heard the buzz about your sense of smell being related to your chances of developing Alzheimer's disease? Here's what research says.

9 Factors that Increase Your Risk of Lewy Body Dementia
Curious about what makes you more likely to develop Lewy body dementia? Here are 9 factors which affect your risk of developing this type of dementia.

HIV-Associated Dementia / AIDS Dementia Complex (ADC).
Learn about the different ways that HIV can affect cognitive functioning.

Tips on How to Respond to Confabulation in Dementia
Is there any difference between confabulation and lying? Here's the truth about how to respond to untruths in dementia.

7 Reasons Why Pick's Disease Is So Challenging
Picks's disease (behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia) has a unique set of challenges, many not well understood by the public.

8 Tips on Coping and Living Life with Lewy Body Dementia
Got Lewy body dementia or know someone who does? Start with these 8 tips on how to cope with Lewy body dementia.

How to Help Someone with Dementia Quit Driving
Wondering how to have that conversation about dementia, driving and your safety concerns? Here are 14 tips for success.

Payment Options for Skilled Nursing Care
If you or your loved one needs skilled care in a nursing facility, you may wonder if insurance will cover the cost, how Medicare and Medicaid work, and if you will have to pay for the cost out of pocket. Learn the basics about payment options in skilled care facilities.

Disaster Planning for People with Dementia
If you're caring for a loved one who has dementia, it's critically important to plan ahead for the (hopefully) unlikely event of a disaster. Here are 9 areas to consider.

Helping Us Understanding the Stigma of Dementia
Listen in on the experience of people who are living with dementia, including the challenge of coping with dementia's social stigma.

7 Tips on Celebrating the Holidays in a Nursing Home
Spending the holidays in a nursing facility probably wasn't your loved one's goal. Here are 7 tips on how to help her enjoy the holidays despite her situation.

What to Expect in the Early Stages of Alzheimer's
If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, it can be helpful to know what to expect.

Difference Between Alzheimer's and Lewy Body Dementia
Confused about the difference between Alzheimer's disease and Lewy body dementia? Learn how these two kinds of dementia are alike and different from each other, including their prevalence, prognosis and symptoms.

What to Expect in the Middle Stages of Alzheimer's
Learn about some of the symptoms and challenges of middle stage/moderate Alzheimer's, and how you can respond well to them.

Activities Are Important for People With Dementia
Are you caring for someone with dementia? Learn eight reasons why it's critical to offer meaningful activities to people who have Alzheimer's and other types of dementia.

Do People with Dementia Die Faster in Nursing Homes or at Home?
Research has shown that certain factors are more likely to influence how long a person with dementia lives. Is living in a nursing home one of them?

Right or Wrong? 13 Ethical Dilemmas in Alzheimer's and Other Dementias
Is it okay to lie to the person with dementia? How about hide their medicine in their food? What really is in the best interests of the individual?

Have You Tried these Prevention Tips for Pressure Sores in Dementia?
Pressure sores can be a major cause of pain and decline in dementia. Here's a list of the main risks for them, as well as a load of preventative ideas.

How Urinary Tract Infections Affect People with Dementia
That sudden change in behavior? He could be sick or just irritable today, but he could also have a urinary tract infection.

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A Worthwhile Resolution: Take Better Care of Your Brain
Listen in on why resolving to take good care of your brain is one of the best resolutions you could possible make, and keep.

Eligibility for Nursing Home Medicaid Coverage
Concerned about paying for nursing home care? Learn how Medicaid works, when it will pay for long term care, and how to apply for this benefit.

What Is a Financial Power of Attorney Document?
A financial power of attorney is an important document. Here's an explanation of what kind of power it gives someone and why it's needed.

5 Ways to Help a Loved One With Dementia Adjust to a Nursing Home
Worried about the adjustment of your loved one to a nursing home? Try these 5 ways to help him adjust to this change and soon feel at home.

Ideas for Creative and Meaningful Activities for People with Dementia
For those with dementia, there's more to meaningful activities than bingo. Consider some of these options for mental stimulation and social interaction.

Activating a Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare
Has your loved one designated a medical power of attorney? If so, do you know how and when it should be put into effect? Learn about the process of activating a durable power of attorney for healthcare.

Protect Yourself by Designating a Medical Durable Power of Attorney
Want to choose who will make medical decisions if you're unable? Learn the benefits of, and how to draw up, a durable power of attorney for healthcare.

High Levels of Homocysteine Increase Dementia Risk
High levels of homocysteine- which can be affected by B complex vitamins- has been tied to an increased risk of dementia.

TV Watching, Physical Inactivity = Poor Cognition Later
Love sitting on the couch and watching tv? Your brain doesn't, according to recent research. Learn the results of a 25-year study about cognition.

Does Folic Acid (Vitamin B9) Reduce Risk of Dementia?
Learn how folic acid levels affect your risk of developing dementia.

These 9 Risks Account for Majority of Dementia Cases
Researchers reviewed hundreds of studies and found 9 risk factors for dementia that we can impact through diet and lifestyle.

Finally a Benefit of Gout: Sore Joints Lower Risk of Alzheimer's?
Got gout? Want some good news about this painful condition? Research suggests that gout may decreased your dementia risk.

More Challenging Jobs = Better Cognition at Age 70
According to a recent study, having a challenging occupation may keep your memory and general cognitive functioning in better shape at age 70.

Can Chocolate Improve Your Memory and Prevent Dementia?
Love chocolate? Then here's some good news for you and your brain!

Cinnamon- Tasty and Good for Your Brain?
Does cinnamon help your brain? Learn what research says about this common spice and its possible role in protecting your brain from dementia.

What Is Cognitive Reserve? Can It Protect Our Brains from Alzheimer's?
Learn what is meant by the term

Does Facebook Improve Memory for Older Adults?
Computer usage and social media may have an unexpected benefit for older adults, according to a research study from the UK.

Education Level Affects Risk of Developing Dementia
Learn how and why your education level impacts your risk of developing dementia, and how building up cognitive reserve may protect your brain.

Is Sugar Bad for Your Brain?
Love sugar? I do. But how does it affect our brains? Learn about the relationship between higher blood sugar levels and cognition.

Depression is a Risk Factor for Dementia
Researchers reviewed a series of studies and found links between depression and dementia. Learn more about the connection and how to treat depression.

Sit! Roll Over! Can You Train Your Brain?
Have you worked out your brain today? You might want to add cognitive push-ups to your daily routine after reading about these benefits.

10 Ways You Can Decrease Your Risk of Alzheimer's Disease
Interested in preventing Alzheimer's and keeping your brain healthy? Here are 10 things you can do to decrease your risk of dementia.

Smoking Tobacco and Second Hand Smoke Exposure Increase Dementia Risk
Did you know that both smoking and second hand smoke could increase your risk of developing dementia? Save your lungs and your brain!

Does Chronic Stress Increase Your Risk of Dementia?
Feeling stressed out? While we all experience stress in life, repeated and lasting distress may affect more than our emotional well-being.

Alzheimer's Prevention Diet:11 Foods to Reduce Dementia
Hundreds of studies weigh in on how to protect our brains from dementia. These 11 foods may have power to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's.

Fruits and Vegetables
Fruit and vegetables have been shown to decrease your chances of developing dementia.

Mediterranean Diet
This diet is intended as an overall approach to food and health, rather than a way to lose weight.

Several kinds of nuts have been correlated with better brain functioning, but one specific type has dominated. Which one?

Some Types of Cocoa
What's the most delicious way to be nice to your brain? Chocolate!

Low to Moderate Amounts of Alcohol
Have you heard both pros and cons about how alcohol affects your cognition and health?

There's nothing fishy about the fact that certain fish are connected to better brain health.

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Depression (Pseudodementia)
Pseudodementia- or depression that acts like dementia- can sometimes be treated and possible reversed.

Delirium can cause people to have symptoms similar to dementia, such as memory loss, confusion, paranoia and a shortened attention span.

Subdural Hemotomas
Here's how that bump on the head can cause symptoms of dementia that may be reversible.

Sleep Deficits
Was Mom right about not staying up late on a school night? Learn how memory is affected by sleep deprivation.

Wernicke’s encephalopathy and Korsakoff’s syndrome
Has alcohol abuse triggered this cause of memory loss and confusion?

Brain Tumors
Depending on their size and location, brain tumors can cause some symptoms that are similar to dementia.

Medications Side Effects or Interactions
Taking too many medications can cause you to have problems with concentration, memory and overall cognition.

10 Causes of Potentially Reversible Dementia Symptoms
It's possible that one of these 10 treatable and reversible conditions could be causing symptoms that mimic Alzheimer's.

Thyroid Disorders
If your thyroid is messed up, your memory may be sluggish, too.

Is It Vitamin B12 Defiency or Alzheimer's?
Is a deficiency of this common vitamin causing you to forget things?

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
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Fatal Familial Insomnia
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Dementia with Lewy Bodies
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Frontotemporal Dementia (Pick's Disease)
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Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (sometimes called Mad Cow Disease)
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Parkinson's Disease Dementia
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Vascular Dementia
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Mixed Dementia
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Comparing Symptoms and Prognosis of 13 Different Kinds of Dementia
Learn how the different types of dementia compare to each other, including their early symptoms, progression and prognosis.

Huntington's Disease (Huntington's Chorea)
Alzheimer's & Dementia.

HIV/AIDS Dementia
Alzheimer's & Dementia.

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy/Brain Injury
Alzheimer's & Dementia.

6 Environmental Causes of Dementia's Challenging Behaviors
Some causes of challenging behaviors in dementia are environmental, meaning that the behaviors are influenced by what's around, and outside of, the person.

The Complete Guide to Challenging Behaviors in Dementia
Learn about different kinds of challenging behaviors in dementia, why they develop, their prevalence, and how to respond to them.

Coping with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Dementia
Sometimes, challenging behaviors in early stage dementia take the form of obsessive-compulsive (OCD) actions. Learn how to respond to them.

Examining the Link Between Hoarding and Dementia
Learn about what hoarding is, why it sometimes accompanies dementia and how we can respond to it. Additionally, support groups may help.

10 Physical Causes of Challenging Behaviors in Dementia
Physical problems and unmet needs can trigger some challenging behaviors. Review these 10 physical causes of behaviors in Alzheimer's disease.

Pick's Disease: Behavioral Frontotemporal Dementia
Learn about symptoms, treatment and prognosis of behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (Pick's disease), as well as how it differs from Alzheimer's.

Corticobasal Degeneration: A Rare Type of Frontotemporal Dementia
Learn how corticobasal degeneration is diagnosed, what its symptoms are, how it is treatment and what you can expect regarding prognosis.

Primary Progressive Aphasia
Learn about the symptoms, treatment and prognosis for primary progressive aphasia, as well as how it differs from other dementias such as Alzheimer's.

Is It Alzheimer's Disease or Vitamin B12 Deficiency?
Did you know that low levels of vitamin B12 can cause symptoms of dementia? Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency.

Coping with Paranoia and Delusions in Alzheimer's Disease
The paranoia and delusions that can be part of dementia can be hard to handle, especially when loved ones make accusations or become angry with us.

Is Mild Cognitive Impairment Different from Alzheimer's? What Is MCI?
Does a diagnosis of MCI mean you're going to get Alzheimer's? Learn how MCI is similar to and different from dementia and normal forgetfulness.

10 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself if You're a Caregiver
If you're a caregiver for a family member or friend with dementia, there are often lots of challenges and rewards that come with that role. Sometimes we get stuck in patterns without intending to, and not all of those habits are helpful. Do you struggle with any of these areas in the role of caregiver for your loved one?

How to Research and Choose a Nursing Home
Not sure where to start when it comes to nursing homes? Here are some tips on steps to take and what to look for in this process.

10 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself if You Have Alzheimer's
Coping positively with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia can be a huge challenge. What habits are you stuck in that, although completely understandable, really aren't helpful to you?

Short-Term Memory and How It's Affected by Alzheimer's
We often hear the phrase

Try these 6 Easy Tips to Improve Your Memory and Recall
Want to improve your memory? Consider these 6 tips as your starting place when you're working to get new information

Alzheimer's- Tips for Coping With Challenging Behaviors
Changing the caregiver's approach to challenging behavior in Alzheimer's disease can improve coping and quality of life for both those with Alzheimer's and their loved ones. Rather than first resorting to medication to handle agitation or aggression in Alzheimer's, try these eight practical tips.

Frontotemporal Dementia (Pick's Disease): Symptoms, Types, Treatments
Frontotemporal Dementia is a fairly common dementia, yet is often misdiagnosed initially. Learn about its symptoms, prognosis and treatments.

4 Types of Memory: Sensory, Short-Term, Working & Long-Term
Are you confused about sensory, short-term, working, and long-term memory? Learn about these 4 types of memory and how they are impacted by Alzheimer's.

Drugs for Emotional and Behavioral Symptoms of Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's treatment for mood and behavior challenges is comprised of non-drug approaches (the first line of defense) and drug therapy. Drug therapy typically involves the psychotropic class of medications including antipsychotics, antidepressants, mood-stabilizers, hypnotics and anti-anxiety medications.

The Amyloid Cascade Hypothesis of Alzheimer's Disease
Here's the amyloid cascade hypothesis-- a theory on why brain changes in Alzheimer's disease develop-- explained in plain English.

Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease: Is There a Cure?
Confused about how to treat Alzheimer's disease? Learn about drug therapy and non-drug approaches for the symptoms of Alzheimer's.

What Exactly Is Alzheimer's Disease?
Learn what Alzheimer's disease is, what its symptoms are, how it's diagnosed and treated, and how to cope with its effects.

Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease
Understanding the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease can help you determine if you or a loved one may have the disease.

Definition of Oligomers in Alzheimer's Disease
What is the definition of oligomers? Learn what they are and how they might be responsible for causing some of the cognitive problems in Alzheimer's.

Seven Stages and Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease
Although each person is different, most advance through a series of stages characterized by progressively more serious Alzheimer's symptoms.

Link Between Diabetes and Alzheimer's
Diabetes and Alzheimer's disease are two of our most complex and widespread health problems. Interestingly, research is showing how the two may be related.

Definition of Pseudodementia
What is pseudodementia? Found out the definition and the history of this term and discover how the condition differs from dementia.

How to Choose an Alzheimer's Doctor
Looking for the best doctor to care for someone with Alzheimer's or another kind of dementia? Use these suggestions for where to start.

Effectiveness of Namenda for Treating Alzheimer's
Does Namenda (memantine HCL) work to treat Alzheimer's? Learn about its uses and dosages, possible side effects, interactions and precautions.

Do Statins (Drugs for Lowering Cholesterol) Reduce Dementia Risk?
Statins- drugs that target high cholesterol- were associated with a lower risk of dementia in one study. But what does other research say?

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's Disease
It's not just memory loss; there are nine other early warning signs of Alzheimer's disease and other kinds of dementia that you should know.

Difficulty Performing Familiar Tasks
Notice a change in ability to perform a familiar task? This is an early indicator of Alzheimer's disease and a doctor's visit should be scheduled.

Withdrawal from Usual Activities
Has your loved one given up knitting, woodworking, or their favorite sports team? Consistent withdrawal from activities is a warning sign of dementia.

Disorientation to Time or Place
Confusion about time or place is one of 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's disease.

Visual-Spatial Difficulties
A change in our ability to understand what we're seeing around us and interpret spatial relationships is a warning sign of dementia.

Decrease in Written or Verbal Communication Ability
If expressing yourself through writing or speaking is getting more difficult, consider seeing a physician to determine the cause of this change.

Challenges in Problem-solving and Planning
Difficulty in performing simple math calculations or following a familiar recipe could signal a serious concern, such as dementia.

Personality and Mood Changes
A noticeable change in personality or mood can be a warning sign of changes in the brain related to dementia.

Misplacing Items Frequently
An increase in lost items- and greater difficulty in retracing steps to look for them- can signify dementia.

Decline in Judgment
Multiple decisions that show poor judgment can be a warning sign of dementia.

How to Decide if It's Time for Nursing Home Care
How do you know when to move your loved one into a nursing home or assisted living? These signs are ones that suggest it's time to make a change.

Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease: How, Where, and Why
Learn what tests are used to diagnose Alzheimer's,which doctor you should go to for an evaluation and how to prepare for the appointment.

Protect Your Brain by Taking Good Care of Your Heart
Here's a clear way that you can reduce your dementia risk: take good care of your heart. Learn why this is true and how the two are connected.

Does Alcohol Increase or Decrease Your Dementia Risk?
Have you heard conflicting reports of whether alcohol is good or bad for your brain? Here's how it affects your risk for Alzheimer's and dementia.

Does Social Interaction Prevent Dementia?
What if just the act of spending time with friends gave your brain a boost and protected it from dementia?

A Closer Examination of Neurosyphilis Dementia
Neurosyphilis is dementia caused by syphilis, a sexually transmitted infection. People who have been infected for years can develop dementia.

Dementia Research: Feelings Last Longer than Memories
Ever feel that your visits don't really matter because your loved one with dementia will just forget them anyway? It's just not true.

Is It Alzheimer's Disease or Delirium?
Learn about the causes, treatment and prognosis of delirium, as well as how it differs from Alzheimer's and other kinds of dementia.

The Benefits of Berries for Our Brains
Good news for those of you who enjoy eating berries. Here's how they can protect your brain, as well as serve as a delicious snack.

The Effects of Alzheimer's on the Brain
The Alzheimer's brain looks very different from the normal brain. Learn how plaques, tangles, size and shape can all be affected.

Which Blood Type Increases Your Risk of Dementia?
Recent research found a correlation between one particular blood type and an increased risk of cognitive impairment.

Is the 7 Minute Screen an Accurate Test for Dementia?
Learn about the 7 Minute Screen- a test that has been able to accurately identify early-stage dementia that often goes undetected in other screenings.

Treating Cognitive Problems in Alzheimer's Disease
Learn about up-to-date Alzheimer's therapies, including FDA-approved medications to treat thinking problems and strategies to improve behavioral problems.

What Causes Death in People With Alzheimer's Disease?
What happens and why? Learn what really causes death in people with Alzheimer's disease- the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.

Examples of Personality Changes in Alzheimer's
Memory loss in dementia is hard enough, but recently you're seeing personality changes in your loved one. What are the causes, and how can you cope?

Can Running Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer's?
Like to run? Find out how how much running it takes to decrease your risk of dying from Alzheimer's disease, according to the latest research.

Dementia Caregivers: 14 Reasons to Call the Doctor
Knowing when (and when not) to call the doctor can make a big difference in getting the care your loved one with dementia really needs.

Can Yoga Improve Memory and Help Prevent Alzheimer's?
Learn how yoga may benefit your memory and ability to multi-task, as well as possibly protect the brain in the early stages of dementia.

Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Dementia
Learn about some of the complementary and alternative approaches that can be used in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

Reasons Why Coping with Alzheimer's Is So Challenging
Alzheimer's disease has a certain set of difficulties that are unique to it. Here are a few of its many challenges.

Beta Amyloid Protein, Plaque, and Alzheimer's
Plaques formed from beta-amyloid protein have been long cast as a guilty party in causing Alzheimer's. However, some research is now questioning this.

Memory Tip #9- The Mnemonic Linking System (Stories or Images)
Alzheimer's & Dementia.

Memory Tip #3- Method of Loci Mnemonic Strategy
Alzheimer's & Dementia.

Try these 9 Types of Mnemonics to Improve Your Memory
Mnemonics help us more easily learn and remember information. Here are 9 research-backed types that improve effectiveness and efficiency.

Memory Tip #4- Letter and Word Mnemonic Strategies
Alzheimer's & Dementia.

Memory Tip #7- Rhymes as Mnemonic Strategies
Alzheimer's & Dementia.

Try these 9 Types of Mnemonics to Improve Your Memory
Mnemonics help us more easily learn and remember information. Here are 9 research-backed types that improve effectiveness and efficiency.

Memory Tip #8- Making Connections as a Mnemonic Method
Alzheimer's & Dementia.

Memory Tip #5- Peg Method Mnemonics
Alzheimer's & Dementia.

Try these 9 Types of Mnemonics to Improve Your Memory
Mnemonics help us more easily learn and remember information. Here are 9 research-backed types that improve effectiveness and efficiency.

Research on the MEND Approach to Reversing Alzheimer's
A new approach called MEND combines treatment factors and is showing dramatic results in treating and reversing symptoms in those with Alzheimer's.

3 Tips When Someone with Dementia Wants Her Mom or Dad
Have a loved one or patient who keeps asking for his mother or father? Here are three ways to respond.

Tips for Preventing Alzheimer's Disease
You've heard that taking care of yourself can keep your brain sharp, but where do you begin? Follow these instructions to develop your personal plan.

Exelon for Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease
Get the facts on Exelon (rivastigmine), a drug used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Learn how Exelon works, its uses and dosages, possible side effects and interactions, precautions, and most importantly, its effectiveness.

Alzheimer's Disease and Diagnosis
Alzheimer's disease is difficult to diagnose, but the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fourth Edition) outlines a detailed set of criteria that must be met in order to assign a diagnosis of Alzheimer's.

What Not to Do to People With Alzheimer's Disease
Not sure what to do or say to someone living with Alzheimer's disease? Start by skipping these 10 pet peeves, and you'll be way ahead.

8 Touching Movies About Dementia and Alzheimer's
Movie night? Don't pass on these eight films about Alzheimer's and dementia. They handle this challenging and important subject with truth and grace.

What Is Mixed Dementia? What Are Its Symptoms?
Wondering what

What Does "Senile" Really Mean?
Ever heard the word

How to Help in Alzheimer's When She Wantss to Go Home
Regardless of whether they are home or not, many people with Alzheimer's repeated say that they want to go home. How should you respond?

The Basics of Alzheimer's Disease
What's the difference between Alzheimer's disease and dementia? How common is Alzheimer's, and can other disorders mimic it? What symptoms indicate that a person might have Alzheimer's disease, and how is it diagnosed and treated? Learn the basics about Alzheimer's disease.

Shrinking Hippocampus and Alzheimer's Disease
What is the hippocampus? Learn why it matters, how dementia affects it and how you can prevent hippocampal shrinkage.

Symptoms and Treatment for Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
Caused by prions, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is a rapid, progressive neurological disease that affects humans and also can affect animals.

Spiritual Activities for People with Dementia
In holistic care, it's important not to ignore the spiritual aspect of people. In light of that, here are some possible faith-based activities for people with dementia.

Dementia Care Issues for the Lesbian and Gay Community
Lesbian and gay people are largely overlooked when it comes to thinking about Alzheimer's disease.

Types of Reminiscence Therapy and Activities for Dementia
Reminiscing is something we all do, and is a natural activity that can have a great therapeutic effect with people who suffer with memory loss for recent events.

Information on the Brain Syndrome, Dementia with Lewy Bodies
Learn the basics of Dementia with Lewy Bodies, the second most common type of dementia, including facts on diagnosis, common symptoms, and treatment.

Bingswager's Disease: One Type of Vascular Dementia
Learn what Binswanger's disease is, how it's diagnosed, what the symptoms are and what kind of prognosis it has.

Screening Tests for Alzheimer's and Other Dementias
Several different screening tests are available to help determine, as part of a complete assessment by a physician, if a person has dementia.

Shadowing in Alzheimer's Disease
Learn what shadowing is, why people with Alzheimer's might be prone to this behavior, and how to effectively cope with and respond to it as a caregiver.

Will I Still Be Able to Read as My Dementia Progresses?
A reader's recent question prompted this article since he was wondering how his diagnosis of dementia would impact his love of reading. Learn more about the effects of Alzheimer's on the ability to read.

Neuropsychological Tests to Evaluate Alzheimers Disease
Learn about a few neuropsychological tests commonly used to diagnose Alzheimer's disease, like the Short Blessed Test and infamous Clock Drawing Test.

Can You Improve Quality of Life in Alzheimer's Disease?
Try these tips to improve the quality of life for a loved one or patient who has dementia, which includes exercise, pet therapy, spiritual care, and more.

Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Lewy Body Dementia
Lewy body dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies - one and the same or different? Why does it matter?

Do You Know these Less Common Symptoms of Lewy Body Dementia?
Are you aware of some of the less common symptoms of Lewy body dementia? Knowing what to expect can help you identify and appropriately treat LBD.

AD8 Dementia Screening Interview for Caregivers
The AD8 is an 8-item questionnaire that can be administered by a caregiver at home or in the doctor's office to help screen for Alzheimer's disease.

What Is the GPCOG (the General Practitioner Assessment of Cognition)?
Ever wonder what the GPCOG is? Learn about this memory test that is commonly administered in physicians' offices to test cognition.

Individually Programmed Ipods for People with Dementia
Did you know that your old ipod could be a valuable tool? Personalized music playing on ipods have improved quality of life for some people with dementia.

Parkinson's Dementia VS Dementia with Lewy Bodies
Learn how dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson's disease dementia are alike and different from each other.

Do Crossword Puzzles Prevent Dementia?
Enjoy doing crossword puzzles? Find out if they actually reduce your dementia risk or if they're just an entertaining way to pass the time.

FAQs About Nursing Homes and Dementia Care
Learn about frequently asked questions and answers on different care options including nursing home, their pros and cons, and payment options.

The Problem with Elderspeak
Have you ever heard an older adult spoken to as if she were a child? This is called

7 Signs of Caregiver Burnout
Review these seven signs of caregiver overload to evaluate how you're doing in the important job of taking care of yourself as well as your loved one.

6 Examples of How Poor Judgment Can Be a Sign of Early Dementia
Is your loved one making poor decisions? Impaired judgment is one symptom of dementia. Here are 6 every day areas where you might see its effects.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Dementia Risk Reduction
Ever wonder how much truth there is in those claims about olive oil? Me, too. What I found was a huge body of evidence that surprised me.

Cardiorespiratory Exercise Helps White Matter in Brain
Is the promise of a bathing suit body not enough motivation to exercise today? Well, how about the chance to protect your memory from declining?

Blood Tests Used in the Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease
Blood tests are sometimes used to assist in diagnosing Alzheimer's disease. Here's a list of which ones might be ordered, and why.

Can Dementia Cause People to Lose Their Inhibitions?
Have you noticed that sometimes people with Alzheimer's disease may do surprising things, or act out of character? Here's one reason why this occurs.

Insights into Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
7 ways in which we can gain some insight into what it is like to have dementias such as Alzheimer's disease

Symptoms of Extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS) in Alzheimer's Disease
Extrapyramidal symptoms may develop as a side effect of antipsychotic medications. Here's what symptoms to look for and what to do if you see EPS.

Statistics About the Financial Costs of Alzheimer's Disease
What are the financial costs of Alzheimer's disease care in the United States? Statistics vary, but here are a few numbers to help you plan.

Alzheimer's Association MedicAlert + Safe Return Program for Wandering
The Alzheimer's Association Safe Return Program helps identify and locate people with dementia who have wandered away and become lost.

Does Vascular Dementia Have Stages?
Wondering if vascular cognitive impairment has predictable stages similar to Alzheimer's disease? Here's what to expect after diagnosis.

What Is Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome?
Did you know that Wernicke encephalopathy requires immediate treatment? Understand the symptoms, causes and treatments of Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome.

How to Cope When Your Loved One with Dementia Doesn't Recognize You
What should you do when your loved one with Alzheimer's doesn't remember who you are? How should you respond if she's afraid of you?