Alzheimers disease

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What is Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)?

The Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. Prions are infectious agents that attack the central nervous system and then invade the brain, causing dementia. The best-known prion disease is Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, or CJD. This information sheet provides an overview of the symptoms and different types of CJD.

Care on a general hospital ward

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. People with dementia may be admitted to general hospital wards either as part of a planned procedure such as a cataract operation or following an accident such as a fall. Carers often worry about how their friend or relative will cope in such a strange environment. This advice sheet suggests ways that carers may be able to help.

Complementary and alternative medicine and dementia

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia.

Public interest in complementary therapies is growing at a significant rate, easily outpacing the research conducted into their safety and effectiveness. People are often attracted to the ‘natural’ and safe image of these therapies, particularly in treating chronic medical conditions, for which conventional treatments are often less than completely effective.

Enduring power of attorney, lasting powers of attorney and receivership

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. This information sheet discusses options in the event of loss of mental capacity due to dementia. This may mean that someone else will need to manage legal, financial and health affairs of the person with dementia.

What is aids-related cognitive impairment?

The Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. People with Aids sometimes develop cognitive impairment, particularly in the later stages of their illness. This information sheet explains how aids-related cognitive impairment is diagnosed, and describes the symptoms and treatments available.

Drug treatments for Alzheimer’s disease : Aricept, Exelon, Reminyl and Ebixa

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. Though no drug treatments can provide a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, drug treatments have been developed that can temporarily slow down the progression of symptoms in some people. Aricept, Exelon and Reminyl all work in a similar way and are known as acetylcholinesterase inhibitors. There is also a newer drug, Ebixa, which works in a different way to the other three.

Adaptations, improvements and repairs to the home

The Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. This factsheet is about making adaptations, improvements or repairs to the home of people with dementia. These changes may help to make life easier or make it possible for the person to remain at home for longer. This information sheet also suggests where to go for advice and the grants that may be available.

Diagnosis and assessment

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. This information sheet outlines the importance of getting a diagnosis and the processes involved in assessing whether a person is suffering from dementia.

Council tax

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. Council tax is levied by local authorities on residential properties in England and Wales in order to help meet the cost of local services. This information sheet explains that people with dementia and their carers may be eligible for relief on their council tax bill.