Disease Information

Here you’ll find a variety of resources for those coping with Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases, and for their caregivers. If you don’t find the answers you need here, please contact our office.

Facts about Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Definitions – Normal Memory Loss, Dementia, Treatable Dementia, Progressive Dementia

About Alzheimer’s Disease – What is Alzheimer’s Disease?, the Truth About Alzheimer’s Disease, Things the AD Person Can and Cannot Do, Warning Signs

Diagnosis and Treatment – How is Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosed?, Diagnostic Specialists, Why Diagnose?

Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease – Symptoms, Examples, Care, How Alzheimer’s Services Can Help, Community Services Available

Information for Early-Stage Patients

Living with Alzheimer’s Disease – Coping Techniques, Helping Others Understand, Dealing with Changes

Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease

12 Steps for Caregivers – Developed by participants in support groups

Environment and Safety – Environment, Safety, Home Safety Checklist

Communication Changes – Patient Needs, Patient Feelings, Key Elements of Communication, Do’s and Don’ts of Communication, Golden Rules of Communication, Non-verbal Communication

Handling Difficult Situations – Going to the Doctor, Finances, Driving, No Longer Able to Live Alone

The Driving Controversy: Alzheimer’s and the Automobile – How does Alzheimer’s disease affect driving?, Do people with Alzheimer’s disease have more accidents?, Will a driver’s license automatically be revoked due to a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease?, What are the signs of an unsafe driver?, If a person with AD drives with a license and gets into an accident, can he/she be sued?, What steps are being taken to better understand, evaluate and test the impact of AD on driving?

Legally Suspending a Patient’s Driving Privileges – Driving Assessment, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

Dealing with Activities of Daily Living – General Tips, Bathing and Grooming, Dressing, Eating, Toileting, Medications

Managing Behavior Problems – How Would You Feel If…?, Communicating Through Behavior, T-E-A-C-H