Resources in the Diagnosing Alzheimer’s category

How to Talk About the Diagnosis

Diagnosing Alzheimer's | 04.23.15

Learning of a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s can be like a thunderbolt, even if the symptoms have given you a strong clue that the disease was a possibility. As a caregiver, your next trauma may be the decision of when, how — and whether — to tell the person about their condition, as well as informing…

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Early Diagnosis = Better Outcomes

Diagnosing Alzheimer's | 04.23.15

If you or a loved one exhibits any of the warning signs of Alzheimer’s, that doesn’t mean it’s time to panic. But it does mean it’s time to see your doctor. Since the cause of these symptoms could be due to any number of conditions, it becomes especially important for your next step to be…

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A Simple Self-Test

Diagnosing Alzheimer's | 04.23.15

A Simple Self-Test for Possible Symptoms There’s no single test that can definitively indicate whether a person has Alzheimer’s. For a true diagnosis, a thorough medical evaluation is necessary. However, there is a simple at-home test that can be useful in spotting the early signs of what could be Alzheimer’s or dementia. SAGE.  A test…

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Signs and Symptoms

Diagnosing Alzheimer's | 04.13.15

Signs and Symptoms It’s a stressful time when a loved one exhibits out-of-the-ordinary behaviors, especially those involving memory loss and impaired cognitive abilities. What’s behind these sudden changes? What should I do in response? Is it time to call the doctor? The early signs of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia are often confused with the normal…

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