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What Should I Know Before I See My Doctor About Alzheimer’s? Part 6: Preparing for your appointment | Getting to Know Alzheimer’s: 12 Things You Must Know | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Preparing for your appointment By Mayo Clinic staff You may decide you want to talk to your doctor about memory loss or other cognitive changes, or you may seek care at the urging of a family member who arranges your appointment and goes with you. You’ll probably start by seeing your family doctor or general […]

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What Other Risks Does Alzheimer’s Pose? Part 5: Complications | Getting to Know Alzheimer’s: 12 Things You Must Know | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Complications By Mayo Clinic staff Memory loss, impaired judgment and other cognitive changes caused by Alzheimer’s can complicate treatment for other health conditions. A person with Alzheimer’s disease may not be able to: • Communicate that he or she is experiencing pain — for example, from a dental problem • Report symptoms of another illness […]

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What is Alzheimer’s? Part 1: Definition | Getting to Know Alzheimer’s: 12 Things You Must Know | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Definition By Mayo Clinic staff Alzheimer’s disease causes brain changes that gradually get worse. It’s the most common cause of dementia — a group of brain disorders that cause progressive loss of intellectual and social skills, severe enough to interfere with day-to-day life. In Alzheimer’s disease, brain cells degenerate and die, causing a steady decline […]

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What All Caretakers Need to Know to Survive Financially | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

Increasing numbers of adult children must provide care for an aging parent, which can take a significant toll on their finances. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce those costs. Lucy Lazarony was 34 when her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The diagnosis didn’t immediately change Lazarony’s life. She had recently left her reporting job […]