Resources tagged with diagnosis

Alzheimer’s Disease

Understanding Alzheimer's >> An Alzheimer's Overview | 04.23.15

What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia. It is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder where the death of brain cells destroys memory and cognitive skills. Primarily a disease of seniors, Alzheimer’s symptoms generally first appear after the age 60. The symptoms start mild and get progressively worse over time. Eventually,…

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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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The Stages of Alzheimer’s

Understanding Alzheimer's >> An Alzheimer's Overview | 04.23.15

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease and there are definite stages that have been identified by the Alzheimer’s Association. Knowing what to expect during each of these stages can help you plan the appropriate response as a caregiver. Keep in mind, however, that the duration of each stage is unknown and unpredictable. Much depends on the…

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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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