Articles About Alzheimer's Diagnosis
- Diagnosing and Treating Alzheimer's Disease
How do doctors diagnose Alzheimer's disease? Are there treatments that lessen symptoms or slow the progression of the disease?
- Resources For Alzheimer's Caregivers
A list of useful organizations and resources for Alzheimer's caregivers and their elderly parents.
- An Alzheimer’s Diagnosis: Bane or Blessing?
An Alzheimer's diagnosis can be a heavy burden for a person and their family. Here are the pros and cons of an early diagnosis test for Alzheimer's disease.
- The Story of Alzheimer's: Re-Writing the Rhetoric
Alzheimer's and the media have had a tumultuous relationship that has long-fueled public opinion of the disease. The stories told on television, in the movies, and in print, all contribute to the global Alzheimer's narrative.
- How to Discuss an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis
Here are 5 general tips to keep in mind while discussing the thorny topic of Alzheimer's with your loved ones. Caregivers can play a vital role in helping their loved one cope with the possibility (and reality) of an Alzheimer's diagnosis.
- Could a 15-Minute, At-Home Test Really Help Detect Dementia?
Researchers just developed a 15-minute test aimed at diagnosing possible dementia in aging adults.
- Alzheimers' Unexpected Gift
When I first thought I had Alzheimer's, I was given the unexpected gift of community. My relationships with many people from the community changed profoundly (or at least my perceptions of them did).
- Dementia: When Something is Wrong, You’ll Know It
Do people with dementia know something is wrong? I certainly did.
- Now it Begins
In 2012, I was diagnosed with cognitive impairment—most likely Alzheimer’s. I will share my experiences in an ongoing blog series on AgingCare.com, offering caregivers a unique perspective on what it's like to live "inside a fading mind."
- Pat and Tyler Summitt Team Up to Block Out Alzheimer’s
Legendary basketball coach, Pat Summitt talks about her Alzheimer's diagnosis, and shares how she and her son, Tyler are approaching an unknown future.
- The Peanut Butter Sniff Test for Alzheimer's
The newly-proposed 'peanut butter sniff test' for Alzheimer's disease has gotten a great deal of attention. But I wonder how accurate it really is.
- Letting Go of Alzheimer’s
I just received some startling news about the source of my cognitive impairment; causing me to question my experiences over the past few years.
- Uncertainty is Hard When You’re Dealing With Dementia
Uncertainty is hard when you and your family are dealing with inexplicable dementia symptoms. Here are some words of wisdom from a former-physician faced with this situation.
- How is it Possible My Alzheimer’s Was Cured?
Diagnosing Alzheimer's is a complex and imprecise process, sometimes, as was the case with me, misdiagnoses are made.
- The Adventure of Alzheimer's
There is an element of adventure in Alzheimer's disease.
- Why I Was Disappointed to Find Out I Didn’t Have Alzheimer’s
When I found out I didn't have Alzheimer's, I was grateful, yet disappointed at the same time. Here's why.
- Alzheimer’s Diagnosis: What Happens Next?
Receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis is a very overwhelming experience, both for the person diagnosed, and for family and friends. Certain issues need to be addressed after the diagnosis has been made.
- Dealing with an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis
Finding out that a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease can be stressful, frightening, and overwhelming.
Q&A with the Experts on Alzheimer's Diagnosis
- Dad was just diagnosed with Alzheimer's and I'm a new caregiver. Help!
New to caregiving? The first thing you should start by doing, is to keep your elderly father with Alzheimer's safe in his environment.
- Dad is devastated after his Alzheimer's diagnosis. How can the family help?
Alzheimer’s is indeed a devastating diagnosis for anyone. Much fear is associated with it.
News about Alzheimer's Diagnosis
- Majority of Global Alzheimer’s Cases Go Untreated
Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) released the report, which suggests that most people currently living with dementia have not received a formal diagnosis. It shows that a majority of Alzheimer's cases go untreated.
- New Guidelines Revolutionize the Way Alzheimer’s is Identified
New guidelines are changing the way Alzheimer's will be diagnosed in the future. The examination of specific biomarkers is said to help identify the newly-developed pre-clinical stage of the disease.
- After Alzheimer’s Diagnosis, Glen Campbell’s Final Tour is a Family Affair
After Alzheimer’s Diagnosis, Glen Campbell’s final tour will be a family affair. Glen Campbell announced his Alzheimer diagnosis this past summer.
- Promising Advances in Alzheimer’s Detection and Prevention
At this week's Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, the results of several important Alzheimer's studies were presented.
- Was An Alzheimer’s-Stricken Coach Forced From Her Job?
Evidence has surfaced that indicates basketball coaching legend, Pat Summit, may have been forcibly driven from her job because of an early-onset Alzheimer's diagnosis.
- The Type of Alzheimer's You (and Your Doctor) May Not Know About
New research claims hundreds of thousands of Americans could be affected by a specific type of Alzheimer's that most doctors and patients don't know about.
- 'Dear Abby' Leaves Legacy of Advice, Alzheimer's Advocacy
Dear Abby advice columnist, Pauline Phillips, has passed away from Alzheimer's. Her children carry on her legacy of advice and Alzheimer's advocacy.
- Scientists Search Reagan's Speech for Signs of Alzheimer's
Researchers are using the words of one of the country's most well-known politicians to identify people with early-stage Alzheimer's.
- Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Presents New Challenge for ‘Bravest Man in the Universe’
Bobby Womack, a prominent blues singer and songwriter was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
- Most People with Alzheimer’s Aren’t Being Told Their Diagnosis
The majority of Americans with Alzheimer's aren't being told their diagnosis by their doctor. What's stopping these physicians from being upfront with their patients?
- How Your Age Affects Your Happiness, and Other News to Know
Age determines what really makes us happy; the link between sugar and memory issues; rehab after joint replacement has lasting benefits; and how people whose parents both have Alzheimer's are different top the list of caregiver news this week.
- Test Distinguishes Alzheimer's from Aging, and Other News to Know
New test that differentiates Alzheimer's from normal aging; seniors taking positive health steps; the Swiss group offering assisted suicide for "old age" and better benefits for working caregivers top the list of caregiver news this week.
- The Diagnosis That Sends Friends and Family Running For The Hills
The stigma attached to Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia can have varied and wide-ranging effects. The fear of judgment can be so great that nearly one in four people suffering from dementia try to hide their condition for as long as possible.
- Why Veterans Might Have a Higher Risk of Dementia
Combat veterans may continue to feel the impact of their years of service, decades after returning home, in the form of an increased risk for developing dementia.