Florida’s Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative Education Manual
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Florida’s Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative Education Manual

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January 10, 2013

This manual from the Florida Department of Elder Affairs shares information and tips about Alzheimer’s & Related Memory Disorders. The purpose of the Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative Education Manual is to educate people about the basic health changes involved with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. In addition, basic information discusses how the ability to function changes during the course of disease. The information also suggests practical ways to provide care.

The guide's seventeen chapters include information on:

  • early signs of memory and thinking problems
  • what is in a full medical exam
  • fixable, treatable and progressive memory disorders
  • tips for brain health and planning ahead
  • suggestions for care and communication
  • fun activities – keeping busy
  • behavioral challenges
  • drivers-at-risk
  • Silver Alert
  • caregiver stress
  • family issues
  • Florida Brain Bank

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