Once a proper diagnosis is made there are a few options doctors and patients can consider when treating Alzheimer's Disease. This includes not only treatment options but how to manage the disease long term.
It was not very long ago that the only way to accurately diagnose Alzheimer's Disease was after a patient had died. Since that time a lot has been learned about the disease and other forms of dementia.
Good research has shown that diabetes is linked to heightened risk for brain atrophy, white matter abnormalities, and cognitive impairment. It's a risk factor for dementia, especially if the diabetes is classified as type 2.
Men over the age of 50 who have human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and who are adherent to an antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimen are at risk for cognitive decline, according to the results of a recent study.
When most people think of palliative care their first thought is likely to hospice and end of life oncology care, but experts in the field are working to change and expand that perception to other areas of health care as well.