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  • Type 2 Diabetes

    Information on type 2 diabetes. Describes how insulin is made and used by the body. Describes symptoms and how type 2 is treated. Provides info on blood sugar (glucose) levels. Discusses obesity's role in type 2 diabetes. Discusses exercise and diet.

  • Dementia: Testing How Well a Person Functions

    A health professional may evaluate the day-to-day functioning of a person who has Alzheimer's disease by asking questions and observing the person. This often is done informally during the medical history and physical exam. Sometimes the health professional may use a more formal functional status exam to evaluate a...

  • Apolipoprotein E-4 Genetic (DNA) Test

  • Caregiving: Making a Home Safe

    You can help protect the person in your care by making the home safe. Here are some general tips for how to lower the chance of getting injured in the home. Pad sharp corners on furniture and counter tops. Keep objects that are used often within easy reach. Install handrails...

  • Alzheimer's and Other Dementias: Making the Most of Remaining Abilities

    A person who is aware of losing some mental and functional abilities may be depressed or frightened and may feel like a burden to those who take care of him or her. Helping the person stay active and involved may make it easier for both of you. Take advantage of...

  • Dementia: Helping a Person Avoid Confusion

  • Rh Sensitization During Pregnancy

    What is Rh sensitization during pregnancy? You may have Rh-negative blood, and your baby may have Rh-positive blood. If the two types of blood mix, your body will make antibodies. This is called Rh sensitization. In most cases, this isn't a problem the first time you're pregnant. But in future...

  • Dementia: Support for Caregivers

    Taking care of a loved one who has Alzheimer's disease or another dementia can be a difficult, stressful, and tiring job. It affects the caregiver's health and ability to rest and can be a source of stress and conflict for the entire household. The demands of caring for a person...

  • Dementia: Legal Issues

    A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or another dementia often raises some important legal and financial issues for the future. The person with dementia should be involved in these decisions as long as he or she is able and willing to be involved. Get professional legal advice as soon as possible.

  • Dementia: Understanding Behavior Changes


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