In-depth

Alternative medicine

Pet therapy

Therapy animals can provide comfort during illness and help speed recovery.

Complications

Persistent nervousness, worry and other anxiety symptoms can put you at risk of serious health problems. Take steps to ease your mind sooner rather than later.

Alzheimer's sleep problems

Your loved one's sleep is important — and so is yours. Here's help getting a good night's sleep.

Coping and support

Adult day service

Is an adult day service right for your loved one? Get the facts about adult day services.

Alzheimer's and holidays

Celebrating the holidays with a loved one who has Alzheimer's? Consider your loved one's needs, but don't forget about your own.

Caregiver stress

So busy caring for a loved one that you fail to care for yourself? Try these tips for preserving your own health and well-being.

Long-distance caregiving

Long-distance caregiving requires careful planning. Understand what you can do to help your loved one from afar.

Definition

Early-onset Alzheimer's

When Alzheimer's begins in middle age, misdiagnosis may be more likely. This rare form of Alzheimer's affects work, finances and family.

Lifestyle and home remedies

Mediterranean diet recipes

Give your diet a healthy kick with these Mediterranean recipes.

Prevention

Home safety tips for Alzheimer's caregivers

Are you caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer's disease in your home? Find out how to help your loved one avoid accidents.

Risk factors

Alzheimer's genes

What role does genetics play in developing Alzheimer's? Are you at risk?

Depression

Take control of your mood and health. Explore the many depression treatment options and learn coping skills.

Diabetes and Alzheimer's

Diabetes may increase your risk of Alzheimer's. Reduce this risk by controlling your blood sugar. Diet and exercise can help.

Symptoms

Alzheimer's or depression: Could it be both?

Alzheimer's and depression have some similar symptoms. Proper treatment improves quality of life.

Alzheimer's stages

Alzheimer's disease can last more than a decade. See what types of behaviors are common in each of the stages as the disease progresses.

Tests and diagnosis

CT scan

A CT scan is an imaging test that uses X-rays to produce detailed images of the inside of your body.

Diagnosing Alzheimer's disease

How is Alzheimer's diagnosed? Why is it important to get a diagnosis of memory problems?

MRI

MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.

Positron emission tomography scan

Sharing Alzheimer's diagnosis

An Alzheimer's diagnosis can have a ripple effect throughout the entire family. Consider ways to share the news of a loved one's illness.

Treatments and drugs

Alzheimer's: 7 tips for medical visits

If your loved one has Alzheimer's, you probably have many questions — and limited time with his or her doctor. Here's help making the most of medical visits.

Jun. 17, 2014

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