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Dementia is an overall term that describes a group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory and thinking skills.
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Safety is important for everyone, but the need for a comprehensive safety plan becomes vital as dementia progresses.
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.
We offer support programs and services for people with Alzheimer's and other dementias, their caregivers, families, and all others affected by the disease.
The Cleveland Area Chapter promotes the use of safety services as a way to maintain independence and peace of mind.
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.
Resources for professionals
Check out this run-down of common tracking technologies and information about emerging trends.
Learn how to get support and live your best life after a diagnosis of Alzheimer's.
If you have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or another dementia, you are not alone.
Join us at one of our upcoming conferences and seminars.
Programs for people with earlystage dementia and dementia transitions and their care partners
Web links related to Alzheimer's.
A worldwide quest is under way to find new treatments to stop, slow or even prevent Alzheimer's.
Wellness retreats are held around the Hudson Valley for people with dementia and their caregivers.
Donna Prezant discovered her true calling in volunteering for the Alzheimer's Association after losing her father to the disease.
Read about ways to make bathing less difficult and safe for those with dementia.
Get tips on organizing the day, planning activities and creating a daily plan.
If eating and nutrition have become a challenge, try these strategies to simplify mealtime.
You can live well with Alzheimer's by empowering yourself with the right information and resources.
A person with dementia may become restless or upset in certain places when focused on specific details.
Learn how to modify activities to enhance quality of life,
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.
Learn how music and art activities can provide enrichment and self-expression.
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.
Paramedics, police, firefighters and other emergency personnel responding to situations involving individuals living with dementia.
A number of financial resources may be available to help cover costs of care .
Professionals caring for individuals living with dementia in health care settings or long-term and community-based settings.
Traveling with persons with Alzheimer's or other dementias requires planning. Get tips on how to travel safely with them.
Disaster situations can be especially confusing for those with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Here, you'll find tips on planning in a disaster.
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.
Our free 24/7 Helpline provides reliable information and support to all those who need assistance.
What if we could diagnose Alzheimer's before symptoms started?
Promising research is under way to find a treatment for Alzheimer's, delay its onset and prevent it from developing.
Identifying depression in someone with Alzheimer's can be difficult, since dementia can cause some of the same symptoms.
Downloadable brochures, topic sheets and reports.
Guidance on driving safety related to dementia, vision & older drivers. Includes videos, tips & resources to help you deal with this difficult topic.
An art therapy program for people with early-stage dementia and their family caregivers will be offered this summer in Middletown.
The Mississippi Chapter participates in two signature fundraising events; The Longest Day and The Walk to End Alzheimer's. Together we will #ENDALZ
Dealing with Alzheimer's can bring out many strong emotions. Get strategies to help your family cope.
With planning, your celebrations can still be happy, memorable occasions.
Individuals with dementia, caregivers and healthy volunteers are all urgently needed to participate in research.
Classes to learn more about dementia
Like changes in memory and behavior, sleep changes somehow result from the impact of Alzheimer's on the brain.
Experts in dementia care provide insight and strategies for caregivers and professionals
A person with dementia will eventually need assistance with daily living. Routines and activities can be adpated as needs change.
From mental status testing to imaging, learn how Alzheimer's is diagnosed.
Read about the benefits of receiving an early diagnosis.
Get strategies to help both you and the person with dementia communicate and connect.
Home safety is critical for those with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Learn about potential safety hazards and get home safety tips.
Scientists investigating the causes, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
In most cases, a person with Alzheimer's is probably looking for comfort, security and familiarity when repeating information.
While it's important for everyone to plan for the future, legal plans are especially important for a person with Alzheimer's.
The Alzheimer's Association has been involved in every major advancement in Alzheimer's and dementia research since the 1980s.
Read about how to help a person with dementia maintain good oral health.
Aggressive behaviors can occur suddenly, with no apparent reason, or result from a frustrating situation.
Learn about our 24-hour nationwide emergency response service for individuals with Alzheimer's.
Get the latest updates on Medicare coverage for Alzheimer's and other dementias.
This is a time of unprecedented promise in the race to end Alzheimer’s disease.
Learn about what to expect and what resources are available for each stage of 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 Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter has been serving Greater Houston and the Southeast Texas area for over thirty years.
Volunteer support group facilitators lead meetings for caregivers of people with Alzheimer's or other dementia.
Our free, online programs offer information and practical advice.
Print and email are educational materials to your patients and caregivers.
We are committed to helping professionals improve their knowledge and skills, build stronger teams and deliver better care to people with dementia.
Free companion workbooks are available for people living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and early dementia.
Physicians - help your patients connect with us.
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.
Get questions to ask and learn what to expect at a visit for symptoms.
Browse our leading, peer-reviewed journals.
Our programs and services connect you with peers and professionals to help you live your best life for as long as possible.
Learn how to stay physically and emotionally strong.
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.
If you pay out-of-pocket care costs for a person with Alzheimer's, you may qualify for tax benefits.
Early-stage Alzheimer's and related dementia symptoms are mild and the main role of a caregiver is support.
Learn what to expect when visiting a doctor for symptoms of Alzheimer's.
Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals caring for patients with Alzheimer’s or another dementia in a primary care or clinical setting.
The best thing you can do for the person you are caring for is stay physically and emotionally strong.
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 | Alzheimer's Association
Report: Worldwide costs of dementia set to soar | Alzheimer's Association
Learn about Medicaid eligibility and long-term care coverage.
Sign up to receive updates of the latest clinical guidelines, studies, resources and Alzheimer's news.
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.
The Alzheimer's Association offers a variety of education programs to increase knowledge and to support those facing Alzheimer's disease.
Wandering among people with dementia is dangerous, but there are strategies and services to help prevent it.
As Alzheimer's progresses, there are still ways to connect.
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.
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.
It's normal to have feelings of loss as your life is changed by Alzheimer's.
Learn the latest in Alzheimer's support services and education
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Learn how Alzheimer's and dementia impacts individuals, caregivers and the nation.
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.
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.
The Green-Field Library is the nation's oldest resource center devoted to knowledge about Alzheimer's.
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.
Science suggests staying active, both mentally and socially, may support brain health.
Social bookmarking and cataloging.
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.
Join us at one of our upcoming free educational programs near you.
Alzheimer's disease typically progresses slowly in three general stages.
Deciding on care can be a tough decision. We have information to help.
Those with Alzheimer's may not remember familiar people, places or things in the later stages of the disease.
Learn about important legal documents, including guardianship, power of attorney and living wills.
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Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.
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