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Visiting Your Doctor

  • Visiting Your Doctor
    July 20, 2023

    Effective communication with your doctor is important when you are seeking a diagnosis for memory loss. Ask questions, be prepared to answer questions, and be as honest as possible.

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  • Respite Care
    July 14, 2023

    Respite Care provides temporary care for you or your loved one when the daily caregiver (often a family member) needs a break from the responsibility of caregiving.

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  • What Is Alzheimer’s Disease?
    July 13, 2023

    Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that affects memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms eventually grow severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.

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  • Why Get Checked?
    July 10, 2023

    An early diagnosis of Alzheimer's provides a range of benefits for the individuals who are diagnosed.

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  • Medical Tests for Diagnosing Alzheimer’s
    July 7, 2023

    There is no single diagnostic test that can determine if a person has Alzheimer’s disease. Physicians (often with the help of specialists such as neurologists, neuropsychologists, geriatricians and geriatric psychiatrists) use a variety of approaches and tools to help make a diagnosis. Although physicians can almost always determine if a person has dementia, it may be difficult to identify the exact cause.

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  • Life After Diagnosis
    July 7, 2023

    Once testing is complete, the doctor will review results and share conclusions. A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease reflects a doctor’s best judgment about the cause of a person’s symptoms.

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