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September 2011 (View September Newsletter)
Dementia Risk Factors
Rather than a specific disease, dementia is a set of symptoms that can be caused by or accompany other diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or Huntington’s Diseases. It can also be brought on by strokes, both minor and major and HIV or AIDS. Whatever its cause, dementia has several risk factors that all people should be aware of as they age. Some cannot be helped while others can be avoided. Read the complete article at...
August 2011 (View August Newsletter)
Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Guidelines
For the first time in almost three decades, the medical community has revised it's guidance for the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's Disease. The comprehensive guidelines are written so that medical professionals can better assess and treat the disease, and so that family caregivers get the education and support they need.
While the guidelines are very clinical in nature, we urge our members to familiarize themselves with them so as to be better informed advocates for their loved ones. Combined with the practical, hands-on knowledge from ALZwell and ElderCare Online, these guidelines will certainly improve your caregiving.
Read the complete Agency for Health Care Research and Policy guidelines posted on the Alzheimer's Association website...