Alzheimer's Disease FAQs (cont.)
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What support groups are available for Alzheimer's disease patients and caregivers?
For both individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and those whose loved ones are living with it, a support network can be very beneficial. A support group can help people learn more about Alzheimer's disease, cope with the changes the disease brings, manage their emotions, and confirm that they are not alone.
What research is being done with Alzheimer's disease?
There is hope for people with Alzheimer's disease.
Currently, research is being done on the effects of diet and exercise on Alzheimer's disease symptoms, on both new and existing drugs and herbal supplements, on prevention, and on other conditions associated with Alzheimer's disease. In addition, researchers are studying better ways to identify individuals at high risk for Alzheimer's disease and to track the disease progression and monitor the response to treatment. Information on how brain cells function is continually being discovered, and more money is being spent on research directed towards finding a cure.
For news announcing research findings, visit the Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center (ADEAR). For information about participating in an Alzheimer's disease clinical trial, visit the ADEAR clinical trials page.
For More Information
Alzheimer's Disease Education & Referral Center
National Institute on Aging
Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation
Medically reviewed by Jon Glass, MD; American board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/1/2014
Norberto Alvarez, MD
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