In-depth

Alternative medicine

Pet therapy

Complications

Paraneoplastic syndromes of the nervous system

Coping and support

Adult day service

Caregiver stress

Long-distance caregiving

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

Palliative care

Prevention

Home safety tips for Alzheimer's caregivers

Tests and diagnosis

Complete blood count

A complete blood count can be used to evaluate your overall health, detect a wide range of disorders, or monitor a medical condition or treatment.

CT scan

EEG (electroencephalogram)

MRI

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

Urinalysis

Urinalysis can be used to assess your overall health, detect a wide range of disorders, or monitor a medical condition or treatment.

April 05, 2016
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