Alzheimer's

Our specialists are nationally recognized for their innovative management and treatment of this disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a common disease that affects memory and thinking ability. It is the most common cause of dementia and results in the progressive deterioration of brain cells.

At the IU Health Neuroscience Center, our specialists are nationally recognized for their management and treatment of the disease.

The disease starts gradually. People with early-onset Alzheimer's, in particular, are often misdiagnosed with stress or depression.

At IU Health your physicians will use advanced technology to help diagnose Alzheimer's disease. No matter what the age of onset, you need an accurate, early diagnosis so that you can begin medication to control symptoms.

No single test confirms the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. The disease is diagnosed with the following:

  • A physical and neurological exam
  • Laboratory testing
  • Cognitive testing.

To rule out other neurological conditions, your physicians at IU Health will use advanced brain-imaging technology, including:

Diagnosis

The disease starts gradually. People with early-onset Alzheimer's, in particular, are often misdiagnosed with stress or depression.

At IU Health your physicians will use advanced technology to help diagnose Alzheimer's disease. No matter what the age of onset, you need an accurate, early diagnosis so that you can begin medication to control symptoms.

No single test confirms the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. The disease is diagnosed with the following:

  • A physical and neurological exam
  • Laboratory testing
  • Cognitive testing.

To rule out other neurological conditions, your physicians at IU Health will use advanced brain-imaging technology, including:

A cure for Alzheimer's disease does not currently exist. Medication can help manage symptoms. Sometimes it delays progression in some people in the early stages of the disease.

The IU Center for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders at Indiana University School of Medicine performs leading edge Alzheimer’s research.

Working with the IU School of Medicine, the Alzheimer’s team works to find better treatment options to discover better diagnostic and risk factors for earlier treatment.

With more than 13 active studies and clinical trials, researchers can accelerate the fight to end Alzheimer’s for the next generation.

Treatment

A cure for Alzheimer's disease does not currently exist. Medication can help manage symptoms. Sometimes it delays progression in some people in the early stages of the disease.

The IU Center for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders at Indiana University School of Medicine performs leading edge Alzheimer’s research.

Working with the IU School of Medicine, the Alzheimer’s team works to find better treatment options to discover better diagnostic and risk factors for earlier treatment.

With more than 13 active studies and clinical trials, researchers can accelerate the fight to end Alzheimer’s for the next generation.

Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer's Association is a voluntary health organization providing Alzheimer's care, support and research.

Medline Plus

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. The website has information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues.

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) mission is to provide optimal care and services to individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses and to their families and caregivers.

Resources

Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer's Association is a voluntary health organization providing Alzheimer's care, support and research.

Medline Plus

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. The website has information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues.

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) mission is to provide optimal care and services to individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses and to their families and caregivers.

Patient Stories for Alzheimer's