10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor about...

Alzheimer’s Disease

  1. What causes Alzheimer’s disease?

  2. How is Alzheimer’s disease treated?

  3. What medications treat Alzheimer’s disease? How do they work?

  4. What are the side effects of these medications? What can I do if the medications don’t work for me or the side effects bother me?

  5. How long will it take for the medication to help me feel better? For how long will I need to take the medications?

  6. Can I still drive?

  7. What can I expect as the disease progresses?

  8. What steps should I take to prepare for the future?

  9. Who will help care for me when I am unable to care for myself?

  10. Do you have experience treating Alzheimer’s disease?

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More than 5.3 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer's disease, with a new person developing the disease every 70 seconds. Americans ages 65 and older with Alzheimer's and dementia pay three times as much in health care costs.