Expertise in Early-Onset Dementias

Alabama University of Alabama at Birmingham Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Sparks Research Center 1720 7th Avenue South, Ste. 650K BIRMINGHAM, AL 35233-7340 205-934-3847 Website Arizona Arizona Alzheimer’s Disease Center/Sun Health Research Institute Banner Alzheimer’s Institute 901 E. Willeta Street PHOENIX, AZ 85006 602-239-650 Website California University of California, Irvine Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Gillespie Neuroscience …

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Alzheimer’s Disease Centers (ADCs)

The National Institute on Aging currently funds more than 30 Alzheimer’s Disease Centers (ADC’s) at major medical institutions across the nation. Researchers at these centers are working to translate research advances into improved care and diagnosis for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients while, at the same time, focusing on the program’s long-term goal — finding a …

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Why Get Diagnosed?

The process involved in getting a diagnosis of “Alzheimer’s” is long and involved … and the idea that your loved one might actually have Alzheimer’s is scary. And they say that it cannot be cured. So why get your loved one’s cognitive problems diagnosed at all? There are several excellent reasons — and the sooner …

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Diagnosing Alzheimer’s

A solid diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (or most of the other progressive dementias) can take a long time. It is a process of elimination, and there are literally hundreds of things that need to be considered as possible causes. The various tests are (should be) done in sequence, based partly on the probability they’ll show …

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Newly Diagnosed

Your loved one has just been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. What on earth do you do now? The first thing to do is … breathe. Take some time to adjust. Don’t let the stress make you sick! Even if your loved one has Alzheimer’s, it may progress very, very slowly. You may have lots of good …

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