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Ask the Right Questions at Your Next Doctor's Appointment

Who is the appointment for?

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What is the reason for this appointment?

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Has a doctor diagnosed you or your loved one with Alzheimer's disease?

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Is the appointment with a current or new doctor?

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What are your symptoms? (Optional)

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What treatments are you taking (if any) for Alzheimer's Disease? (Optional)

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Most important questions to ask about Alzheimer's Disease

Top 10 Questions about Alzheimer's Disease

  1. What is Alzheimer's disease and what causes it?
  2. What is the usual course for Alzheimer's disease and how does it change the ability to function change over time?
  3. What plans should be put in place to address finances, living arrangements, and legal issues surrounding healthcare?
  4. What are the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease?
  5. Could Alzheimer's disease symptoms be caused by another medical condition?
  6. What are the treatment options for Alzheimer's disease?
  7. How well do Alzheimer's disease medications work and how long do they take to start working?
  8. Do Alzheimer's disease medications slow the disease's progression or improve the symptoms?
  1. What is Alzheimer's disease and what causes it?
  2. Is Alzheimer's disease curable or controllable?
  3. How does Alzheimer's disease affect a person's daily life and long-term health?
  4. What types of healthcare providers need to be seen and when?
  5. What is the usual course for Alzheimer's disease and how does it change the ability to function change over time?
  6. Can people with Alzheimer's ever become a danger to themselves or others?
  7. Are the family members of people with Alzheimer's at increased risk for getting the disease?
  8. What plans should be put in place to address finances, living arrangements, and legal issues surrounding healthcare?
  9. What are the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease?
  10. Could Alzheimer's disease symptoms be caused by another medical condition?
  11. Who is most likely to get Alzheimer's disease?
  12. How is Alzheimer's disease diagnosed?
  13. Can a primary care doctor diagnose Alzheimer's disease or do you need to see a specialist?
  14. What are the treatment options for Alzheimer's disease?
  15. What can you do if Alzheimer's disease symptoms get worse?
  16. What might happen if nothing is done to treat Alzheimer's disease?
  17. Are there lifestyle changes, alternative treatments, or routines that can improve symptoms and support treatment?
  18. How do you know if your treatment plan is working well or if it needs to be changed?
  19. What services are available to help people with Alzheimer's maintain independence and make their home safe?
  20. What support groups are available to help patients and families deal with Alzheimer's disease?
  21. How well do Alzheimer's disease medications work and how long do they take to start working?
  22. Do Alzheimer's disease medications slow the disease's progression or improve the symptoms?
  23. How and when should Alzheimer's medication be taken and what should be done if a dose is missed?
  24. How long do Alzheimer's disease medications need to be taken?
  25. What are the possible risks, benefits, side effects, and interactions of Alzheimer's disease medications?

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Top 10 Questions about Alzheimer's Disease

  1. What is Alzheimer's disease and what causes it?
  2. What is the usual course for Alzheimer's disease and how does it change the ability to function change over time?
  3. What plans should be put in place to address finances, living arrangements, and legal issues surrounding healthcare?
  4. What are the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease?
  5. Could Alzheimer's disease symptoms be caused by another medical condition?
  6. What are the treatment options for Alzheimer's disease?
  7. How well do Alzheimer's disease medications work and how long do they take to start working?
  8. Do Alzheimer's disease medications slow the disease's progression or improve the symptoms?

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