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Alzheimer's and Taste - Alzheimer's Disease Medication
This page contains links to eMedTV Alzheimers Articles containing information on subjects from Alzheimer's and Taste to Alzheimer's Disease Medication. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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- Alzheimer's and Taste
A decreased sensitivity to taste can occur in people with Alzheimer's disease. This portion of the eMedTV archives discusses the safety implications of Alzheimer's disease and the taste issues associated with this condition.
- Alzheimer's and Touch
Some people with Alzheimer's have a decreased ability to distinguish feelings of heat, cold, or discomfort. This eMedTV resource discusses the issues related to Alzheimer's and touch and offers suggestions for preventing household injuries.
- Alzheimer's and Vision
Visual changes, such as altered senses of perception and depth, are common in people with Alzheimer's disease. This page on the eMedTV site offers tips for improving safety for those with vision changes, like using colored tape on the edges of steps.
- Alzheimer's Disease
A form of dementia, Alzheimer's disease is a condition most frequently seen in people over the age of 60. This eMedTV resource explains how Alzheimer's disease affects memory, thinking, and language. This page also lists some possible risk factors.
- Alzheimer's Disease and Home Safety
This eMedTV article discusses the importance of home safety when caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease. This page contains specific questions to ask when deciding whether the person can be left at home alone, and tips for improving home safety.
- Alzheimer's Disease and Safety Behavior-by-Behavior
Certain behaviors frequently seen in people with Alzheimer's disease can pose safety risks. This eMedTV resource offers tips to help minimize behaviors such as: wandering; rummaging; hiding things; and hallucinations, illusions, and delusions.
- Alzheimer's Disease and Safety Room-by-Room
A safety check of every room in your home is the first step in preventing injury to a person with Alzheimer's disease. This section of the eMedTV archives offers several tips for improving safety both inside and outside the home.
- Alzheimer's Disease Info
As this eMedTV segment explains, it is not uncommon for people with Alzheimer's disease to develop problems with their memory and language skills. This article gives some basic information on Alzheimer's disease, including treatment options.
- Alzheimer's Disease Medication
Five brands of Alzheimer's disease medication are approved to help control a person's symptoms. This eMedTV page covers the action, dosing, and side effects of each of the following medications: Razadyne, Exelon, Aricept, Cognex, and Namenda.