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What Is Dementia?

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Dementia is an overall term that describes a group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory and thinking skills.

Live Well

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Take control of your health and wellness by focusing your energy on the aspects of your life you find most meaningful.

Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conference

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A conference that unites people impacted by dementia for a day of education, information and support.

Mixed Dementia

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Vascular Dementia

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Make a Difference

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Resources

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Safety

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Safety is important for everyone, but the need for a comprehensive safety plan becomes vital as dementia progresses.

Know What to Expect

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Take an empowering first step by learning more about the changes you may experience, and what to do next to move forward with your life.

Overcoming Stigma

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Safety Services

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The Cleveland Area Chapter promotes the use of safety services as a way to maintain independence and peace of mind.

Care Consultations

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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.

Technology 101

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Check out this run-down of common tracking technologies and information about emerging trends.

50 Activities

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Favorite Links

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Web links related to Alzheimer's.

Treatment Horizon

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A worldwide quest is under way to find new treatments to stop, slow or even prevent Alzheimer's.

Woman finds life's work in helping end Alzheimer's

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Donna Prezant discovered her true calling in volunteering for the Alzheimer's Association after losing her father to the disease.

Wellness Retreats

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Wellness retreats are held around the Hudson Valley for people with dementia and their caregivers.

Challenging Conversations About Dementia

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An education program for healthcare professionals on November 14, 12 noon - 3:30 p.m. CME/CEU credits available.

Conferences & Seminars

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Join us at one of our upcoming conferences and seminars.

If you have Alzheimer's

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If you have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or another dementia, you are not alone.

Just Diagnosed

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Professionals

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Resources for professionals

Community Dementia Programs

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Programs for people with earlystage dementia and dementia transitions and their care partners

Life After Diagnosis

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Learn how to get support and live your best life after a diagnosis of Alzheimer's.

Helping You

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We offer support programs and services for people with Alzheimer's and other dementias, their caregivers, families, and all others affected by the disease.

Bathing

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Read about ways to make bathing less difficult and safe for those with dementia.

Daily Care Plan

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Get tips on organizing the day, planning activities and creating a daily plan.

Food and Eating

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If eating and nutrition have become a challenge, try these strategies to simplify mealtime.

I Have Alzheimer's

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You can live well with Alzheimer's by empowering yourself with the right information and resources.

I Have Alzheimer's

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You can live well with Alzheimer's by empowering yourself with the right information and resources.

If You Live Alone

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Anxiety and Agitation

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A person with dementia may become restless or upset in certain places when focused on specific details.

Activities

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Learn how to modify activities to enhance quality of life,

Suspicions and Delusions

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Suspicions and delusions — firmly held beliefs in things that are not real — may occur in middle- to late-stage Alzheimer's.

Plan for Your Future

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Putting legal, financial, and end-of-life plans in place is one of the most important steps you can take.

Get Educated

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Art and Music

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Learn how music and art activities can provide enrichment and self-expression.

Dressing and Grooming

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Helping a person with dementia maintain his or her appearance can promote positive self-esteem.

Working With the Doctor

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Learn how to plan ahead to get the most out of medical appointments.

First Responders

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Paramedics, police, firefighters and other emergency personnel responding to situations involving individuals living with dementia.

Paying for Care

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A number of financial resources may be available to help cover costs of care .

Glossary

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Glossary

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Traveling

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Traveling with persons with Alzheimer's or other dementias requires planning. Get tips on how to travel safely with them.

In a Disaster

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Disaster situations can be especially confusing for those with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Here, you'll find tips on planning in a disaster.

Abuse

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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.

Helpline

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Our free 24/7 Helpline provides reliable information and support to all those who need assistance.

Helpline

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Our free 24/7 Helpline provides reliable information and support to all those who need assistance.

Earlier Diagnosis

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What if we could diagnose Alzheimer's before symptoms started?

Prevention

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Promising research is under way to find a treatment for Alzheimer's, delay its onset and prevent it from developing.

Depression

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Identifying depression in someone with Alzheimer's can be difficult, since dementia can cause some of the same symptoms.

Dementia and Driving

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Guidance on driving safety related to dementia, vision & older drivers. Includes videos, tips & resources to help you deal with this difficult topic.

Professional Care Providers

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Professionals caring for individuals living with dementia in health care settings or long-term and community-based settings.

Publications

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Downloadable brochures, topic sheets and reports.

Publications

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Downloadable brochures, topic sheets and reports.

Art therapy program offered

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An art therapy program for people with early-stage dementia and their family caregivers will be offered this summer in Middletown.

Reducing Stress

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Events

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The Mississippi Chapter participates in two signature fundraising events; The Longest Day and The Walk to End Alzheimer's. Together we will #ENDALZ

Resolving Family Conflicts

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Dealing with Alzheimer's can bring out many strong emotions. Get strategies to help your family cope.

The Holidays and Alzheimer's

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With planning, your celebrations can still be happy, memorable occasions.

Clinical Trials

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Individuals with dementia, caregivers and healthy volunteers are all urgently needed to participate in research.

Clinical Trials

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Individuals with dementia, caregivers and healthy volunteers are all urgently needed to participate in research.

Clinical Trials

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Individuals with dementia, caregivers and healthy volunteers are all urgently needed to participate in research.

Clinical Trials

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Individuals with dementia, caregivers and healthy volunteers are all urgently needed to participate in research.

Sleep Issues and Sundowning

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Like changes in memory and behavior, sleep changes somehow result from the impact of Alzheimer's on the brain.

Dementia Care Consortium

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Experts in dementia care provide insight and strategies for caregivers and professionals

About TrialMatch

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OH-Cleveland

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Family & Community Education

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Classes to learn more about dementia

Winston Flowers

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GIV Mobile

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Daily Care

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A person with dementia will eventually need assistance with daily living. Routines and activities can be adpated as needs change.

Communication and Alzheimer's

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Get strategies to help both you and the person with dementia communicate and connect.

Management

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Home Safety

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Home safety is critical for those with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Learn about potential safety hazards and get home safety tips.

Repetition

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In most cases, a person with Alzheimer's is probably looking for comfort, security and familiarity when repeating information.

Research

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The Alzheimer's Association has been involved in every major advancement in Alzheimer's and dementia research since the 1980s.

Planning Ahead for Legal Matters

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While it's important for everyone to plan for the future, legal plans are especially important for a person with Alzheimer's.

Professional Researchers

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Scientists investigating the causes, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Professional Researchers

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Scientists investigating the causes, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Medical Tests

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From mental status testing to imaging, learn how Alzheimer's is diagnosed.

Why Get Checked?

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Read about the benefits of receiving an early diagnosis.

Dental Care

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Read about how to help a person with dementia maintain good oral health.

Aggression and Anger

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Aggressive behaviors can occur suddenly, with no apparent reason, or result from a frustrating situation.

MedicAlert + Safe Return

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Learn about our 24-hour nationwide emergency response service for individuals with Alzheimer's.

Medicare

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Get the latest updates on Medicare coverage for Alzheimer's and other dementias.

Stages and Behaviors

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Learn about what to expect and what resources are available for each stage of Alzheimer's disease.

Research and Progress

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This is a time of unprecedented promise in the race to end Alzheimer’s disease.

Research and Progress

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This is a time of unprecedented promise in the race to end Alzheimer’s disease.

Incontinence

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Learn about causes and how to respond to this common issue in the later stages of Alzheimer's.

Legal Planning

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Helping You

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The Alzheimer’s Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter has been serving Greater Houston and the Southeast Texas area for over thirty years.

Support Group Facilitators

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Volunteer support group facilitators lead meetings for caregivers of people with Alzheimer's or other dementia.

Downloadable Resources

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Print and email are educational materials to your patients and caregivers.

Professional Education

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We are committed to helping professionals improve their knowledge and skills, build stronger teams and deliver better care to people with dementia.

Community

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Direct Connect Rapid Referral

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Physicians - help your patients connect with us.

Research Funding

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Caregiver Stress

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Learn 10 symptoms of caregiver stress and get tips to avoid burnout.

Alzheimer's Lake County Community Forum

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Learn about Alzheimer's, dementia & memory loss. Bring a friend who has been affected by the disease. Share about how we can help people in your community.

Support Groups

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Get the emotional support you need. Find a support group in your area.

Care Training Resources

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Our free, online programs offer information and practical advice.

News

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Support for People with Dementia

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If you have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or another dementia, you are not alone.

Home

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Guidelines Index

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Journals

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Browse our leading, peer-reviewed journals.

Programs and Support

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Our programs and services connect you with peers and professionals to help you live your best life for as long as possible.

Care Planning

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Improving Care

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Be a Healthy Caregiver

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Learn how to stay physically and emotionally strong.

Visiting Your Doctor

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Get questions to ask and learn what to expect at a visit for symptoms.

Middle-Stage Caregiving

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During the middle stages of Alzheimer's, the person living with dementia will need a greater level of care.

Late-Stage Caregiving

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The late stage of Alzheimer's usually requires intensive care. As caregiver, your role focuses on preserving quality of life and dignity.

Early-Stage Caregiving

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Early-stage Alzheimer's and related dementia symptoms are mild and the main role of a caregiver is support.

Planning for Care Costs

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Learn about common care costs and financial documents you'll need.

Tax Deductions and Credits

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If you pay out-of-pocket care costs for a person with Alzheimer's, you may qualify for tax benefits.

Diagnosis

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Learn what to expect when visiting a doctor for symptoms of Alzheimer's.

Caregiver Health

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The best thing you can do for the person you are caring for is stay physically and emotionally strong.

Support Groups

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Support groups create a safe, confidential and supportive environment. Find a support group near you.

New statement to medical community demands a dignified diagnosis of dementia

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New statement to medical community demands a dignified diagnosis of dementia | Alzheimer's Association

Caregiving

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Caregiving

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Helping You

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If you, or someone you love is experience Alzheimer's or a related dementia, the New Mexico Chapter is here to help. 1 (800) 272 3900.

Education

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The Alzheimer's Association offers a variety of education programs to increase knowledge and to support those facing Alzheimer's disease.

Wandering

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Wandering among people with dementia is dangerous, but there are strategies and services to help prevent it.

Wandering

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Wandering among people with dementia is dangerous, but there are strategies and services to help prevent it.

Early Stage Programs

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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.

Changes to Your Relationship

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As Alzheimer's progresses, there are still ways to connect.

Grief and Loss as Alzheimer's Progresses

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It's normal to have feelings of loss as your life is changed by Alzheimer's.

Insurance

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Medicare, private insurance, or a group employee or retiree plan may provide coverage.

Medicare Part D Benefits

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Learn about the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan and coverage for Alzheimer's medications.

Medicaid

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Learn about Medicaid eligibility and long-term care coverage.

Healthcare Professionals

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Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals caring for patients with Alzheimer’s or another dementia in a primary care or clinical setting.

In Brief News Sign Up

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Sign up to receive updates of the latest clinical guidelines, studies, resources and Alzheimer's news.

Conferences

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Conferences & Forums

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Learn the latest in Alzheimer's support services and education

Online Catalog

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Search our collection.

How to Borrow

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Three easy ways to get materials.

Search Databases

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Find studies, articles, reports and other data.

Funded Studies

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Search abstracts from studies funded through our grants program.

Go Mobile

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Useful library apps.

About the Library

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Learn how we can help you.

Ask a Librarian

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Expert answers to your questions.

For Librarians

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Resources for librarians.

Resource Lists

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Chosen by our staff and reviewed by experts in the field.

Facts and Figures

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Learn how Alzheimer's and dementia impacts individuals, caregivers and the nation.

Adult Day Centers

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In-home Care

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In-home care allows a person with Alzheimer's to stay in a familiar environment. It also can be of great assistance to caregivers.

Residential Care

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Different types of facilities provide different levels of care, depending on the person's needs.

Caregiver Depression

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Learn about symptoms, treatment, coping tips and when to see a physician.

End-of-Life Planning

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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.

Virtual Library

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The Green-Field Library is the nation's oldest resource center devoted to knowledge about Alzheimer's.

Diversity Outreach

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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.

Brain Facts

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Stay Mentally and Socially Active

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Science suggests staying active, both mentally and socially, may support brain health.

CME Activities

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Social Media Tools

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Social bookmarking and cataloging.

World Wide Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (WW-ADNI)

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This global effort fosters collaboration and knowledge sharing among brain imaging researchers.

Biomarker Consortium

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A gathering of key researchers, clinicians, and industry, regulatory and government leaders in Alzheimer's disease.

Stages of Alzheimer's

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Alzheimer's disease typically progresses slowly in three general stages.

Classroom Education

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Join us at one of our upcoming free educational programs near you.

About WW-ADNI

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European ADNI

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Japan ADNI

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Australia ADNI

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Taiwan ADNI

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Korea ADNI

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China ADNI

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Argentina ADNI

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Care Options

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Deciding on care can be a tough decision. We have information to help.

Memory Loss and Confusion

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Those with Alzheimer's may not remember familiar people, places or things in the later stages of the disease.

Legal Documents

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Learn about important legal documents, including guardianship, power of attorney and living wills.

Brain Tour

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Early Alzheimer's in parent exacts heavy toll on young adult children

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In the News | Alzheimer's Association

Julianne Moore and her upcoming movie role about Alzheimer's

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In the News | Alzheimer's Association

Many with Alzheimer's never get the diagnosis

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In the News | Alzheimer's Association

Sandy's story: Fighting Alzheimer's

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In the News | Alzheimer's Association

Big financial costs are part of Alzheimer's toll on families

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In the News | Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Association mourns death of country music legend Glen Campbell

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In the News | Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's disease falls more heavily on women than on men

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In the News | Alzheimer's Association

What Is Alzheimer's?

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Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.

Respite Care

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Hospice Care

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Keep Up With Alzheimer’s News and Events

The first survivor of Alzheimer's is out there, but we won't get there without you.

Join the Fight

Learn how Alzheimer’s disease affects the brain.

Take the Brain Tour

Don't just hope for a cure. Help us find one. Volunteer for a clinical trial.

Learn More