Alzheimer's Research and News

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Alzheimer's Disease: More than Just Memory Loss

If you or someone close to you has Alzheimer's disease, chances are you're asking questions about the condition faster than your doctor can answer them. The Internet gives you access to information, outside of office hours, that enables you to find quick answers to urgent questions, and also helps you ask doctors, nurses, or other healthcare professionals the right questions. For a Spanish-language version of the Guide, click here.

Alzheimer's Disease Information

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Alzheimer's Treatment

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I Have Alzheimer's

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Alzheimer's Caregivers

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Alzheimer's Research and News

Researchers from all over the world are working on solving the Alzheimer's riddle, and the Internet offers you many ways to keep up with the progress. You'll find preliminary results indicating promising discoveries that may lead to treatments in future years, as well as breakthroughs in new medications that are currently available or coming soon. As scientists gain a more thorough understanding of Alzheimer's, using the Internet to stay informed and up-to-date on the latest research is one of the best tools you have to cope with the disease.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Universities and other institutions that conduct their own studies are usually the best sources for the newest in Alzheimer's disease research.
  • Many news stories are published in association newsletters. To be sure you get the latest news, you may want to sign up for a newsletter mailing list or RSS feed, if available.
  • Alzheimer's disease attracts a lot of attention among researchers so there are usually several studies going on at the same time. Medical and scientific journals usually publish these findings or discuss some of the results. There are also some journals dedicated to Alzheimer's disease and other neurological disorders.
  • If you want to contribute to the search for a cure and help yourself at the same time, consider getting involved with a study. For a list of current studies, including ones that are recruiting patients, this Web site, sponsored by the U.S. government, tracks clinical trials for each disease.
  • It's important to sift your way through the news that can help you now and the research that will only be valuable in the future.

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