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Psychiatric nurse practitioner Kathleen O'Brien talks about her life after being diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia.
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If you have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or another dementia, you are not alone.
Helping you and your family develop a road map to navigate through the many thoughts, emotions, and questions you may have about memory loss and dementia.
A worldwide quest is under way to find new treatments to stop, slow or even prevent Alzheimer's.
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You have a choice in how you live life with Alzheimer's or other dementia. Get tips and resources to help you take control of your health and well-being.
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Get tips on organizing the day, planning activities and creating a daily plan.
Read about ways to make bathing less difficult and safe for those with dementia.
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The right information and resources can empower those with Alzheimer's.
Learn how to modify activities to enhance quality of life.
A person with dementia may become restless or upset in certain places when focused on specific details.
Suspicions and delusions — firmly held beliefs in things that are not real — may occur in middle- to late-stage Alzheimer's.
Putting legal, financial, and end-of-life plans in place is one of the most important steps you can take.
Paramedics, police, firefighters and other emergency personnel responding to situations involving individuals living with dementia.
Helping a person with dementia maintain his or her appearance can promote positive self-esteem.
Learn how to plan ahead to get the most out of medical appointments.
A number of financial resources may be available to help cover costs of care.
Learn how music and art activities can provide enrichment and self-expression.
Those with Alzheimer's and other dementias are vulnerable to abuse and neglect. Learn types and signs of abuse and how to report an incident or concern.
Professionals caring for individuals living with dementia in long-term and community-based settings.
Guidance on driving safety related to dementia, vision & older drivers. Includes videos, tips & resources to help you deal with this difficult topic.
Traveling with persons with Alzheimer's or other dementias requires planning. Get tips on how to travel safely with them.
While Alzheimer's prevention has no definitive answers yet, research has shown that we can take action to reduce our risk of developing it.
What if we could diagnose Alzheimer's before symptoms started? Research around earlier diagnosis is among the most active areas in Alzheimer's science.
Identifying depression in someone with Alzheimer's can be difficult, since dementia can cause some of the same symptoms.
Overview of treatments and research
Emergency situations can be especially confusing for those with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Here you'll find steps to be ready as possible.
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Downloadable brochures, topic sheets and reports.
Like changes in memory and behavior, sleep changes somehow result from the impact of Alzheimer's on the brain.
Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia.
Dealing with Alzheimer's can bring out many strong emotions. Get strategies to help your family cope.
Holidays can be challenging for families living with Alzheimer's or other dementias. Get tips for celebrating safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Don’t just hope for a cure, help us find one. Participating in a clinical trial, whether you’re living with the disease or not, can make a big difference.
The Mississippi Chapter participates in two signature fundraising events; The Longest Day and The Walk to End Alzheimer's. Together we will #ENDALZ.
The Cleveland Area Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association provides local free care and support services to families impacted by Alzheimer's disease.
Home safety is critical for those with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Learn about potential safety hazards and get home safety tips.
A person with dementia will eventually need assistance with daily living. Routines and activities can be adpated as needs change.
Get strategies to help both you and the person with dementia communicate and connect.
In most cases, a person with Alzheimer's is probably looking for comfort, security and familiarity when repeating information.
Scientists investigating the causes, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
While it's important for everyone to plan for the future, legal plans are especially important for a person with Alzheimer's.
From mental status testing to imaging, learn how Alzheimer's is diagnosed.
The Alzheimer's Association has been involved in every major advancement in Alzheimer's and dementia research since the 1980s.
Learn about a 24-hour nationwide emergency and wandering response service for individuals living with Alzheimer's.
Read about how to help a person with dementia maintain good oral health.
Get the latest updates on Medicare coverage for Alzheimer's and other dementias.
Aggressive behaviors can occur suddenly, with no apparent reason, or result from a frustrating situation.
Learn about what to expect and what resources are available for each stage of Alzheimer's disease.
This is a time of unprecedented promise in the race to end Alzheimer’s disease.
Learn about causes and how to respond to this common issue in the later stages of Alzheimer's.
The Alzheimer's Association, Rochester and Finger Lakes Region held two community forums on Alzheimer's, dementia and memory loss.
86th Texas Legislature makes giant strides for Texans dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementia.
Dementia caregivers feel the burden of isolation.
We have many support groups throughout Illinois, at various times and locations. Check to see if there is a group close to you that fits your needs.
We are committed to helping professionals improve their knowledge and skills, build stronger teams and deliver better care to people with dementia.
Get the emotional support you need. Find a support group in your area.
Learn 10 symptoms of caregiver stress and get tips to avoid burnout.
The Alzheimer’s Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter has been serving Greater Houston and the Southeast Texas area for over thirty years.
The Alzheimer’s Association is an unrelenting advocate for public policies that increase critical research and support for all those affected.
Through the Eyes of A Person with Dementia
Alzheimer's disease typically progresses slowly in three general stages.
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Learn how to stay physically and emotionally strong.
Get questions to ask and learn what to expect at a visit for symptoms.
Browse our leading, peer-reviewed journals.
Health systems, doctors, nurses and other medical professionals caring for patients with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.
Our programs and services connect you with peers and professionals to help you live your best life for as long as possible.
Early-stage Alzheimer's and related dementia symptoms are mild and the main role of a caregiver is support.
If you pay out-of-pocket care costs for a person with Alzheimer's, you may qualify for tax benefits.
During the middle stages of Alzheimer's, the person living with dementia will need a greater level of care.
The late stage of Alzheimer's usually requires intensive care. As caregiver, your role focuses on preserving quality of life and dignity.
Learn about common care costs and financial documents you'll need.
Learn what to expect when visiting a doctor for symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
Although current medications cannot cure Alzheimer’s, one treatment addresses the underlying biology. Other medications may help lessen symptoms.
Professor of neurology at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston awarded a Zenith Fellows research grant.
Dr. Joanna Jankowsky, associate professor of neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine, awarded a Zenith Fellows research grant.
Baylor College of Medicine co-hosted its annual “Update on Alzheimer’s Disease” in partnership with Alzheimer’s Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter
Caregivers face special challenges. Our resources can help at every stage.
New statement to medical community demands a dignified diagnosis of dementia | Alzheimer's Association
Report: Worldwide costs of dementia set to soar | Alzheimer's Association
As Alzheimer's progresses, there are still ways to connect.
It's normal to have feelings of loss as your life is changed by Alzheimer's.
The best thing you can do for the person you are caring for is stay physically and emotionally strong.
Sign up to receive updates of the latest clinical guidelines, studies, resources and Alzheimer's news.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with early stage dementia or experiencing changes in memory, involvement in early stage programs can be very helpful.
Medicare, private insurance, or a group employee or retiree plan may provide coverage.
Learn about the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan and coverage for Alzheimer's medications.
Learn about Medicaid eligibility and long-term care coverage.
Wandering among people with dementia is dangerous, but there are strategies and services to help prevent it.
If you, or someone you love, is experiencing Alzheimer's or a related dementia, the NM Chapter is here to help. 1 (800) 272 3900.
Support groups create a safe, confidential and supportive environment. Find a support group near you.
The Alzheimer's Association offers a variety of education programs to increase knowledge and to support those facing Alzheimer's disease.
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Find studies, articles, reports and other data.
Search abstracts from studies funded through our grants program.
Our annual report reveals the burden of Alzheimer’s and dementia on individuals, caregivers, government and the nation’s health care system.
In-home care allows a person with Alzheimer's to stay in a familiar environment. It also can be of great assistance to caregivers.
Different types of facilities provide different levels of care, depending on the person's needs.
Learn about symptoms, treatment, coping tips and when to see a physician.
We seek to be inclusive of the millions of people currently affected by Alzheimer's disease, their caregivers and the communities in which they live.
After diagnosis of Alzheimer's or other dementia, care and end-of-life planning can be difficult. Get facts on hospice, DNR and more to help you plan ahead.
Science suggests staying active, both mentally and socially, may support brain health.
This global effort fosters collaboration and knowledge sharing among brain
A gathering of key researchers, clinicians, and industry, regulatory and government leaders in Alzheimer's disease.
Explore our online resource center devoted to increasing knowledge about Alzheimer's and other dementias.
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Available continuing education and CME opportunities for physicians, nurses and other clinicians.
Free to the community, class topics include general information about Alzheimer's disease, legal and financial concerns, and communication and behavior.
Take advantage of classes and programs to help caregivers.
Deciding on care can be a tough decision. We have information to help.
Learn about important legal documents, including guardianship, power of attorney and living wills.
Those with Alzheimer's may not remember familiar people, places or things in the later stages of the disease.
Alzheimer News 03/18/2008 | Alzheimer's Association
The CMS draft decision effectively denies Medicare coverage of FDA-approved drugs, including aducanumab (Aduhelm), for Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that affects memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms eventually grow severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.
The Alzheimer’s Association Capital of Texas Chapter supports diagnosed individuals, their families and caregivers, and the professionals who care for them.
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