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Update on Diagnosis and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

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Dr. Steven Arnold explains the underlying causes of dementia, some of which are treatable, and outlines the process for arriving at a diagnosis. He offers an overview of recent developments in anti-amyloid immunotherapies. He puts amyloid and tau—and the presence of plaques and tangles—in perspective as he explains what we know about Alzheimer’s disease today. According to Dr. Arnold, data from amyloid immunotherapies tells us that Alzheimer’s dementia is driven by more than amyloid plaques and tau tangles. He suggests that for people with dementia, our most effective treatment at present is good care, and that lifestyle and diet changes can help optimize brain function for everyone.

March 8, 2023 14 Min 22 Sec TRANSCRIPT

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NEWLY DIAGNOSED
Five Key Elements of Dementia Care
The Care Team
Daily Routine
After Diagnosis: Lifestyle Practices
Love, Living & Alzheimer’s
ACTIVITIES
Cognitive Fitness
Music Therapy
The Dance Connection
Having Fun with Improv
COMMUNICATION
Choosing Kindness
I Repeat
Conversations
Communication: Tools & Techniques
CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS
Triadic Model
Understanding Agitation
Wandering
Failure to Recognize
Challenging Behaviors: Tools & Techniques
FAMILY
Family
Sibling Dynamics
Caring for a Spouse with Dementia
Finding Support
GRIEF
The Ambiguous Loss of Dementia
The Final Loss
Sheltering Walls: Palliative and Hospice Care
Hospice: Our Personal Experience

THE CAREGIVER
Denial
Self-Care for the Caregiver
Complacency
Feeling Sure
Moving Forward
Self-Care: The Benefits
Self-Care: Overcoming Barriers
FINANCES
Financial Concerns
Let’s Support Caregivers
CLINICAL UPDATES
Treating Alzheimer’s Disease
The Diagnostic Process
The Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease
Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease
Beyond Plaques & Tangles



Check the website regularly to find up-to-date resources for support such as helplines, classes, and books. These expert sources are gathered with the help of care professionals and organizations dedicated to the needs of people with dementia.