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If you know someone with Alzheimer's disease or have been diagnosed yourself, this is your community. Alzheimers.net grew out of the need to have a social network that will be a respite, a resource and a way to connect with others who share a common bond. Get authoritative, up-to-date resources and advice from professionals with expertise about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Many Americans are turning to technology in hopes of detecting or preventing medical conditions or diseases, like Alzheimer’s. More than just expensive, emergency room visits for senior loved ones with the disease can be confusing and traumatizing.
Learn more about the importance of avoiding unnecessary trips to emergency rooms for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and how technology is helping families do just that.
Alzheimer’s and Emergency Rooms
Often loved ones with Alzheimer’s or dementia end up in the emergency room (ER) because an incident occurs after normal office hours or a lack of urgent care appointments Read more
Last Updated: August 13, 2019
When you think a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease, it can be tempting to look for an easy and quick diagnosis. While new research shows potential to diagnose Alzheimer’s through simple tests, such as blood tests or retina tests, actually diagnosing the disease requires a careful medical evaluation by a skilled physician.
Learn more about how Alzheimer’s is diagnosed and what to do if you think your parent or senior loved one has the disease.
How Alzheimer’s Is Diagnosed by a Doctor
At one time, an Alzheimer’s diagnosis was only able to be confirmed after a person had passed away Read more