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Table of Contents.
Facts about the Brain and Cognitive Decline.
1: The Basics of a Healthy Brain.
2: The Changing Brain in Healthy Aging.
3: Understanding Memory Loss.
4: What Is Dementia?.
5: Dementia: Causes and Risk Factors.
6: Statistics on Dementia Prevalence and Mortality.
7: National Plan to Address Alzheimer Disease: 2017 Update.
Alzheimer Disease: The Most Common Type of Dementia.
8: Facts about Alzheimer Disease.
9: What Happens to the Brain in Alzheimer Disease.
10: Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer Disease.
11: The Connection between Alzheimer Disease and Genes.
12: Clinical Stages of Alzheimer Disease.
13: Early-Onset Alzheimer Disease.
14: The Genetics of Alzheimer Disease.
15: Health Conditions Linked to Alzheimer Disease.
16: Traumatic Brain Injury, Alzheimer Disease, and Dementia.
17: Other Factors That Influence Alzheimer Disease Risk.
Other Dementia Disorders.
18: Cognitive Impairment.
19: Degenerative Neurological Disease.
20: Vascular Dementia.
21: Dementia Caused by Infection.
22: Other Health Conditions That Cause Dementia.
Recognizing, Diagnosing, and Treating Symptoms of Alzheimer Disease and Dementias.
23: Forgetfulness: Knowing When to Ask for Help.
24: Talking with Your Doctor.
25: Diagnosing Alzheimer Disease.
26: Testing for Alzheimer Disease.
27: Medications for Alzheimer Disease.
28: Participating in Alzheimer Disease Clinical Trials and Studies.
29: Can Alzheimer Disease Be Prevented?.
30: Recent Alzheimer Disease Research.
Living with Alzheimer Disease and Dementias.
31: Talking about Your Diagnosis.
32: Getting Support for Alzheimer Disease and Dementia.
33: Preventing Cognitive Decline If You Have Alzheimer Disease or Dementia.
34: Nutrition, Exercise, and Therapeutic Recommendations.
35: Medications’ Effects on Older Adults’ Brain Functions.
36: Common Medical Problems in People with Alzheimer Disease.
37: Alzheimer Disease and Hallucinations, Delusions, and Paranoia.
38: Pain and Dementia.
39: Sexuality and Alzheimer Disease.
40: Managing Sleep Problems in Alzheimer Disease.
41: Driving Safety and Alzheimer Disease.
42: Living Alone with Alzheimer Disease or Dementia.
43: Financial Concerns and Alzheimer Disease.
44: Medicare and Alzheimer Disease.
45: Getting Your Affairs in Order.
46: Caring for a Person with Alzheimer Disease or Dementia.
47: Helping Family Members and Others Understand Alzheimer Disease.
48: Long-Distance Caregiving.
49: Coping with Challenging Behaviors.
50: Coping with Late-Stage Alzheimer Disease.
51: Techniques for Communicating with Someone with Alzheimer Disease.
52: Planning the Day for Someone with Dementia.
53: Safety Issues for People with Alzheimer Disease.
54: Dementia, Caregiving, and Controlling Frustration.
55: Respite Care: Giving Caregivers a Break.
56: Residential Facilities, Assisted Living, and Nursing Homes.
57: Choosing a Nursing Home.
58: Hospitalization and Alzheimer Disease.
59: Making Decisions about Resuscitation and Tube Feeding.
60: Caring for Someone near the End of Life.
61: What Happens When Someone Dies.
Additional Help and Information.
62: Glossary of Terms Related to Alzheimer Disease and Dementia.
63: Directory of Resources for People with Dementia and Their Caregivers.