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Treating and Caring for the Patient With Moderate-to-Severe Alzheimer’s Disease

Supported by an educational grant from Forest Laboratories, Inc.

Effective Communication Strategies to Help Patients and Caregivers Cope With Moderate-to-Severe Alzheimer’s Disease

Jan Dougherty, RN, MS

Language impairment may cause more difficulty than memory impairment among caregivers and patients with Alzheimer's disease. Read this Neurology Report to learn ways to educate caregivers about communication problems, mistakes to avoid, and effective strategies to improve communication.

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Managing Patients With Moderate-to-Severe Alzheimer’s Disease: Expectations, Treatments, and Prognosis

William J. Burke, MD

How do you prepare caregivers to handle the loss of function in patients with Alzheimer's disease? Discover ways to provide realistic expectations of the disease and the goals of treatment, and find out how to select appropriate treatments to slow functional decline and manage troublesome behavioral and psychological symptoms.

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Jan Dougherty, RN, MS
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, Phoenix, Arizona

William J. Burke, MD
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix