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"I chose to get involved because I want a purpose; I want to be engaged and for my life to have meaning."

Younger-onset (sometimes called early-onset) Alzheimer’s disease affects people who are under age 65. Many people with younger-onset are in their 40s and 50s. They have families, careers, or are even caregivers themselves when Alzheimer’s disease strikes.

Up to 5 percent of people with Alzheimer’s have younger-onset. In the United States, that’s about 200,000 people. It’s important to know you are not alone.

Seven Steps You Can Take Today

Learn seven important steps you can take right now to improve your quality of life and plan for your future.

Family and Individual Care Consultation

We offer individualized assistance, problem solving and identification of resources are available to persons with memory loss and their family and professional care partners.
Available in: Minnesota and North Dakota

Education Programs

For persons with memory loss, their families and friends, we offer classes and webinars to help you understand your memory loss, develop a partnership with your doctor, and learn skills to make legal and financial plans.
Available in: Minnesota and North Dakota


Resources for Caregivers

Support Groups

A support group is a safe place to learn, offer and receive helpful tips, and meet others coping with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. You can search by ZIP code to find a support group near you.
Younger-onset caregiver support groups meet in: Brooklyn Park, Edina, Fargo, West St. Paul

Younger-Onset Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregiver Connection

If you are a caregiver of someone with younger-onset Alzheimer's, this informal monthly Meetup is for you.
Available in: Twin Cities


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