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Chapter 1: What are Alzheimer's and Dementia?

Chapter 2: Dementia Basics

Chapter 3: Getting a Diagnosis

Chapter 4: The Dementia Evaluation

Chapter 5: Alzheimer's and other types of Dementia

Chapter 6: Treatments

Chapter 7: Taking Care of the Whole Person

Chapter 8: Medications

Chapter 9: Emotional and Behavioral Changest

Chapter 10: Keeping your Loved One Safe

Chapter 11: Understanding Medicare

Chapter 12: Understanding Medicaid

Chapter 13: Advance Directives

Chapter 14: Other Legal and Financial Issues

Chapter 15: Nursing Homes and Extended-Care Facilities

Chapter 16: Caring for the Caregiver

Chapter 17: If You've been diagnosed

Chapter 18: The Family

Chapter 19: Hope for the Future

Appendix A: Chapter-by-Chapter References

Appendix B: Resources

Appendix C: Geriatric Questionnaire

Appendix D: State-by-State Guide to Resources and Long-Term-Care Ombudsmen Programs


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