Diagnostic Criteria for Senior Health

Standardized criteria to help evaluate and diagnose diseases and mental health disorders.

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  • Half of all patients with Alzheimer’s are already in the moderate to severe stages of the disease by the time they are diagnosed. Increased attention to the early stages of AD is essential for proper treatment, planning and caregiver support.

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  • If a loved one is experiencing unusual memory problems or changes in behavior, what tests should be run to either confirm or rule out dementia?

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  • This staging system can help dementia caregivers understand the progression of the disease and how it affects cognition, mood, behavior, activities of daily living and bodily functions.

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  • One out of every two women and one in four men over age 50 will suffer from osteoporosis, which causes brittle bones and increases risk of serious injuries from falls. Is your parent at risk?

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