Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia

As the leading cause of dementia among the elderly, Alzheimer’s presents caregivers with especially tough long-term challenges, including the ordeal of watching a loved one slowly slip away. By learning about the disease and techniques for dealing with it, you can cut Alzheimer’s burdens down to size — and start taking better care of yourself.

Our guide to Alzheimer's and dementia includes an overview of warning signs, treatment options, and ongoing research. By understanding the stages of the disease, you’ll gain a better idea of what to expect.

Caring for someone with dementia can be extremely stressful and challenging. You’ll find suggestions for daily activities as well as problem areas such as eating, bathing, dressing, and incontinence. You’ll also find tips for communicating with your loved one, responding to difficult behavior, doctor’s visits, household safety, and much more.

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Experts at the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America have the answers to your toughest Alzheimer’s and dementia questions.

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