Memory loss. Difficulty solving problems. Becoming confused about where she is, or what time it is. Only a doctor can determine whether your parent or grandparent’s memory loss or confusion is Alzheimer’s or something else — and that same doctor will be the one to prescribe a course of action for treatment. There are, however, things that you can do to help your loved ones stay sharp and possibly even slow down the onset of Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia. Read more.