In order for the physician to confirm that your grandmother has Alzheimers they

In order for the physician to confirm that your

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In order for the physician to confirm that your grandmother has Alzheimer’s they will perform tests to assess memory impairment, functional abilities, thinking skills, and identity behavior changes. The physician will also need to perform series of different tests to rule out any other diseases. Doctors will perform a physical evaluation and check that your Grandmother does not have any other health conditions that possibly could cause or be contributing to the symptoms. Such as signs of past strokes, Parkinson's disease or other medical conditions. Once the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s is confirmed, it is important that you understand there are state and federal programs to assist individuals with Alzheimer’s, as well as their families [May13]. The best way to determine what government agencies are available is to contact your local Agency on Aging. They will be able to contact you with services that can fit your grandmother’s personal needs such as Meals on Wheels, transportation to doctor’s appointments, and support groups for both the patients and the caregivers. There are many resources to help you and your grandmother sustain a since of normalcy.
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