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
treatment options, and
ongoing research. By understanding the
stages of the disease, you’ll gain a better idea of what
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
incontinence. You’ll also find tips for
communicating with your loved one, responding to
household safety, and much more.
Next Step: Learn more about Alzheimer's disease.