Partnering with Your Doctor: A Guide for Persons with Memory Problems and Their Caregivers

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Partnering with Your Doctor: A Guide for Persons with Memory Problems and Their Caregivers

Description

Partnering with Your Doctor: A Guide for Persons with Memory Problems and Their Caregivers will help patients learn about memory problem diagnosis. It is also helpful for caregivers assisting someone with Alzheimer’s disease or a related illness. Providers can give this guide to patients to help them learn about a memory problem and to caregivers who assist individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related illness.

The guide provides information about:

  • When is memory loss a problem?
  • What is Alzheimer’s disease?
  • How is a diagnosis made?
  • When the diagnosis is Alzheimer’s disease or a related illness
  • Working with your doctor to get the best care
  • Guide for followup doctor visits
  • Education and support
  • Doctor visit worksheet

Developer:

Alzheimers Association

Funding Sources:

Alzheimers Association; California Department of Health Services

History

Release Date: 2003
Original Summary: November 2007
Last Updated: 05/05/08

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