A look at what is known—and what isn’t known—about Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics
Some information to consider if you suspect that an older loved one may have Alzheimer’s disease.
Brochure of Alzheimer's Basics
Another guide of basics about Alzheimer's Disease. (This is a large document and may be slow to download.)
Common Alzheimer’s Complications
Many persons with Alzheimer’s disease seem to have excess energy, which can show up as restlessness, wandering, and/or disturbed sleep. These symptoms pose special problems for caregivers.
Dealing With Aggressive Behavior
While violent behavior isn’t a common symptom of Alzheimer’s disease, you need to know what to do if your loved one becomes hostile.
Listening and Communicating
Alzheimer’s disease can make it difficult for you to communicate with your loved one, but there are steps you can take to improve the situation.
Your Role In Alzheimer’s Care
As the caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, you will have to perform many different tasks and roles as the illness progresses.
The Alzheimer’s Association (This link will take you to a different website.)
A source for additional Alzheimer’s information, support, and assistance.
Stroke Induced Brain Injury
The National Aphasia Association (This link will take you to a different website.)
The National Aphasia Association - a nonprofit organization that promotes public education, research, rehabilitation and support services to assist people with aphasia and their families.
Physical And Mental Effects Of Stroke
While each stroke is different—depending on the part of the brain injured, the severity of the injury, and the patient’s general health—there are some common after-effects.
Preparing To Care For A Stroke Survivor
Before your loved one is discharged from the hospital, make sure you understand his or her safety, physical, and emotional needs so you will be available to provide the necessary care.