Talking to Your Doctor About Alzheimer Disease
by Cynthia M. Johnson, MA
You have your own health history. Talk with your doctor about your risk factors and background with Alzheimer disease (AD). By talking openly and often with your doctor, you can make the best choices for you and your family.
Tips for Getting Information
Here are some tips that will make it simpler for you to talk to your doctor:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Your Risk of Getting AD
About a Diagnosis of AD
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
About Your Outlook
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Last reviewed September 2019 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Rimas Lukas, MD
Last Updated: 10/10/2019
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