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One of the greatest challenges physicians face is responding to the older patient with memory loss who fears he or she has Alzheimer’s disease. Early detection of memory loss or cognitive impairment offers many benefits for people with dementia, their families and for you, as physicians.

This section was developed with physicians in mind to answer questions and to provide more resources.

When clinicians ask How do I assess for cognitive impairment? we now have published recommendations that can be freely distributed during your outreach activities. The recommendations were developed by a group of experts convened by the Association. Additionally, tools highlighted in the publication are accessible through

In Brief, Increasing Disclosure of Dementia

Provider Checklist for Treating a Confused Older Adult

Guideline for Alzheimer's Disease Management

Give your patient the option of enrolling in a clinical trial that may improve his or her cognitive function.
Look here to find a clinical trial near you.


MedicAlert® + Alzheimer's Association Safe Return® is a 24-hour nationwide emergency response service for individuals with Alzheimer's or a related dementia who wander or have a medical emergency. We provide 24-hour, nationwide assistance, no matter when or where the person is reported missing.


Azheimer's Disease Pocketcard App helps you mobalize your dementia patient care! The app is designed to help physicians and other health care professionals care for patience with Alzheimer's disease at the point of care. Featuring clinically relevant information and interactive tools to help clinicians efficiently assess patients and interview their caregivers. Download the FREE app today at the Apple App Store or Google play. Click here to watch a three-minute video demo of the Alzheimer's Disease Pocketcard app.




We have many, many more resources for physicians and other professionals. Please contact Program Director Donna Beal for more information at 805.892.4259 or at



Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.