Alzheimer's Disease | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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  • Is it possible that my/my loved one’s mental or behavioral changes are just a normal part of aging, not a symptom of disease?
  • Do I/Does my loved one have dementia? How can you tell?
  • Do you think that my/my loved one’s symptoms might be caused by Alzheimer’s disease?
  • What tests do I/does my loved one need?
  • If it is Alzheimer’s disease, what kind of care will I/my loved one need, now and in the future?
  • What treatments do you recommend now? As the disease progresses?
  • Should I/we think about participating in any clinical trials? What are the pros and cons of participating in a clinical trial?
  • What lifestyle changes can I/my loved one make at home to help relieve symptoms?
  • What can I, as a caregiver, do to make my loved one more comfortable?

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Reviewed/Updated: 08/12
Created: 04/12

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