Alzheimer’s Awareness

Downloadable Tools and Tips:

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Alzheimers Awareness: Download this informational PDF describing early warning signs, description of stages of Alzheimer’s, and also exploring forgetfulness, confusion, and dementia.

Coping with Sundown Syndrome: This PDF focuses on Sundown Syndrome, which describes the episodes of confusion, anxiety, agitation, or disorientation that often occur at dusk and into the evening hours. Learn contributing factors and suggestions to help both the dementia sufferer as well as the caregiver.

Mini Mental Examination: The Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) is a tool that can be used to systematically and thoroughly assess mental status. It is an 11-question measure that tests five areas of cognitive function: orientation, registration, attention and calculation, recall, and language.

Web Resources:

Click the links below to access resource Web sites to find out more about Alzheimer’s Awareness.

Alzheimer’s Disease Research
As a program of the American Health Assistance Foundation, this site provides useful information about Alzheimer’s disease, symptoms and risk factors, treatment options and how to live with or care for someone with the disease.

HBO: The Alzheimer’s Project
The official Web site for the HBO documentary film series “The Alzheimer’s Project” allows visitors to stream the films to their computers; also provides information about the disease and other helpful resources.

Alzheimer’s Disease: Signs, Symptoms and Stages
Helpguide.org details the signs, symptoms, characteristics and common problems associated with each stage of Alzheimer’s disease.

Test Your Memory Quiz
Developed by researchers at the Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, England, this 5-minute test for detecting early Alzheimer’s disease is a powerful and valid diagnostic tool. The downloadable TYM test and scoring sheet are available courtesy of the British Medical Journal.

Early Stage Alzheimer’s Disease
The Family Caregiver Alliance provides an overview of early stage Alzheimer’s disease, with facts, tips and helpful advice for caregivers.

Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s
The Alzheimer’s Association offers 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, along with helpful information about the importance of early detection and next steps.

Alzheimer’s Home Care
An assortment of helpful articles and resources help answer some frequently asked questions about caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease at home, provided by Caring.com.

The Alzheimer’s Store: An Ageless Design Company*
A resource for caregivers dealing with Alzheimer’s and related diseases.

Best Alzheimer’s Products®*
A website and online store providing information and products for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia and for those who care for them.

*Visiting Angels does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, online stores, processes, or services. Web links are for informational purposes only.