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  1. Hospice Options For Alzheimer's & Dementia Patients
    Apr. 15, 2011 -- Family caregivers sometimes don't link hospice with dementia. Hospice often is viewed as something to ease physical pain for a patient with an end-of-life illness such as cancer.
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  2. Alzheimer's Disease Care Options
    Apr. 15, 2011 -- When you are caring for somebody with Alzheimer's, it is often difficult to navigate the treacherous waters of insurance policies, Medicare coverage and care facilities available to you.
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  3. Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer's Disease
    Apr. 15, 2011 -- When being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, many elderly people and their family members struggle with how to cope with the road ahead.
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  4. Home Care for Alzheimer's Patients
    Apr. 15, 2011 -- Alzheimer's home care allows the patient to remain in comfortable surroundings with the people they love, and is often preferable to assisted living or nursing facilities.
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  5. Coping with a Loved One's Alzheimer's Diagnosis
    Apr. 14, 2010 -- After a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, it's normal for family members, caregivers and friends to feel overwhelmed, angry and upset.
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  6. Alzheimer's Safety Precautions For The Home
    Apr. 14, 2010 -- One of the primary concerns when caring for an Alzheimer's patient is the safety risks that seem to crop up at every turn.
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  7. Living with Alzheimer's Disease
    Apr. 14, 2010 -- Whether you are a patient or a caregiver, living with Alzheimer's disease is a constant struggle, filled with daily obstacles that can seem overwhelming at times.
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  8. Possible Social Buffers Against Alzheimer's?
    Apr. 14, 2010 -- Many different factors have been linked to the onset of Alzheimer's, but recent studies show that an individual's social climate might have something to do with it, too.
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  9. A Caregiver's Guide To Alzheimer's Disease
    Apr. 14, 2010 -- The stress and strain of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease can impact the health and quality of life for those providing the care.
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  10. After Alzheimer's Diagnosis: The Next Steps
    Apr. 14, 2010 -- When a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, it's important for family members, friends and caregivers to learn as much about the disease as possible so that they know what to expect.
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  11. Steps to Diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease
    Apr. 14, 2010 -- There is no single diagnostic test that can detect Alzheimer's disease, so each patient must go through a series of tests and evaluations before a diagnosis can be made.
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  12. Alzheimer's Gene Test
    Apr. 14, 2010 -- Genetic testing can be used in a very small segment of the population to help determine their risk for developing Alzheimer's. How do you know if you are one of these people?
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  13. Alzheimer's Disease Skin Test
    Apr. 14, 2010 -- Until fairly recently, Alzheimer's disease was thought only to attack brain cells, forcing physicians to rely on a recounting of early symptoms combined with cognitive function testing.
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  14. Alzheimer's Disease Or Natural Aging?
    Apr. 14, 2010 -- Many think that if a person gets old enough, Alzheimer's disease is to be expected. We once called elderly people with severe memory problems senile, believing that it was just a normal part of aging.
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  15. Early Warning Signs Of Alzheimer's Disease
    Apr. 14, 2010 -- Knowing the 10 early warning signs of Alzheimer's can help remove those fears, or at least let us know when it's time to seek help.
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  16. Alzheimer's Disease Prevention
    Apr. 14, 2010 -- You might be surprised to find that the very things that cause heart and lung disease, obesity and diabetes are the same things that contribute to your chances of developing Alzheimer's disease.
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  17. Alzheimer's Symptoms Explained
    Apr. 14, 2010 -- An initial diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is often difficult to make, as there are so many factors that can cause memory loss problems.
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  18. Alzheimer's Research & Studies Overview
    Apr. 14, 2010 -- While there is still no cure for Alzheimer's disease, researchers have found several ways to treat the symptoms, allowing patients to cope much easier.
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  19. Alzheimer's Disease: Finding a Link
    Apr. 14, 2010 -- Every year, new studies and research initiatives are started in the hope of finding the cause of Alzheimer's disease, as well as a potential cure.
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  20. Alzheimer's 101: A Starting Point
    Apr. 14, 2010 -- Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, fatal brain disorder. It is also the most common cause of dementia in people over 65.
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  21. Alzheimer's Risk Factors Explored
    Apr. 14, 2010 -- Researchers still don't know what causes Alzheimer's disease, but experts at the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation report that there is unlikely to be a single direct cause.
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  22. Dementia & Seniors: The Basics
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- Dementia is a state of mental degeneration that is associated with other medical conditions including Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's and strokes.
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  23. The Different Types Of Alzheimer's & Dementia
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- For most adults with older parents, the thought of Alzheimer's disease is frightening. The most effective way to address these fears is to educate yourself about Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia.
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