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What Is Dementia?

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

Live Well

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

Safety

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

Know What to Expect

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.

Life After Diagnosis

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

Helping You

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

Safety Services

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

If you have Alzheimer's

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

Conferences & Seminars

Join us at one of our upcoming conferences and seminars.

Community Dementia Programs

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

Care Consultations

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.

Professionals

Resources for professionals

Treatment Horizon

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

Technology 101

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

Favorite Links

Web links related to Alzheimer's.

NYC Chapter Programs

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

Kick Off Event: Upper Valley Walk to End Alzheimer's

Strike Out Alzheimer's with the Upper Valley Nighthawks!

Daily Care Plan

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

Food and Eating

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

Bathing

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

I Have Alzheimer's

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

I Have Alzheimer's

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

Activities

Learn how to modify activities to enhance quality of life,

Anxiety and Agitation

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

Suspicions and Delusions

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

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

Art and Music

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

Dressing and Grooming

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

Working With the Doctor

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

Paying for Care

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

First Responders

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

Professional Care Providers

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

Publications

Downloadable brochures, topic sheets and reports.

Publications

Downloadable brochures, topic sheets and reports.

Prevention

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

Depression

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

Traveling

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

In a Disaster

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

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

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

Helpline

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

Earlier Diagnosis

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

Dementia and Driving

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

Art therapy program offered

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

Events

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

Twin Ports Dementia Conference

Bringing together individuals with dementia, families, friends, caregivers and professionals for a day of education, information, resources and networking.

Sleep Issues and Sundowning

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

Resolving Family Conflicts

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

The Holidays and Alzheimer's

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

Clinical Trials

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

Clinical Trials

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

Clinical Trials

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

Clinical Trials

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

Dementia Care Consortium

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

Family & Community Education

Classes to learn more about dementia

Professional Researchers

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

Professional Researchers

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

Daily Care

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

Medical Tests

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

Why Get Checked?

Read about the benefits of receiving an early diagnosis.

Communication and Alzheimer's

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

Repetition

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

Home Safety

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

Planning Ahead for Legal Matters

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

Research

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

Dental Care

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

MedicAlert + Safe Return

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

Medicare

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

Aggression and Anger

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

Stages and Behaviors

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

Research and Progress

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

Research and Progress

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

Incontinence

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

Helping You

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

Support Groups

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

Support Group Facilitators

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

Caregiver Stress

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

Care Training Resources

Our free, online programs offer information and practical advice.

Downloadable Resources

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

Professional Education

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

Direct Connect Rapid Referral

Physicians - help your patients connect with us.

Chapter Publications

Free companion workbooks are available for people living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and early dementia.

Programs and Support

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

Journals

Browse our leading, peer-reviewed journals.

Be a Healthy Caregiver

Learn how to stay physically and emotionally strong.

Visiting Your Doctor

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

Early-Stage Caregiving

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

Middle-Stage Caregiving

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

Late-Stage Caregiving

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

Planning for Care Costs

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

Tax Deductions & Credits

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

Diagnosis

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

Healthcare Professionals

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

Caregiver Health

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

Support Groups

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

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

Education

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

Wandering

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

Wandering

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

Changes to Your Relationship

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

Grief & Loss as Alzheimer's Progresses

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

Insurance

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

Medicare Part D Benefits

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

Medicaid

Learn about Medicaid eligibility and long-term care coverage.

In Brief News Sign Up

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

Helping You

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.

Early Stage Programs

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.

Conferences

Learn the latest in Alzheimer's support services and education

Funded Studies

Search abstracts from studies funded through our grants program.

Online Catalog

Search our collection.

How to Borrow

Three easy ways to get materials.

Resource Lists

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

Search Databases

Find studies, articles, reports and other data.

Go Mobile

Useful library apps.

About the Library

Learn how we can help you.

Ask a Librarian

Expert answers to your questions.

For Librarians

Resources for librarians.

Facts and Figures

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

In-home Care

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

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

Caregiver Depression

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

Stages of Alzheimer's

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

End-of-Life Planning

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

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

Classroom Education

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

Diversity Outreach

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.

Biomarker Consortium

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

Stay Mentally and Socially Active

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

Social Media Tools

Social bookmarking and cataloging.

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

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

Care Options

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

Memory Loss and Confusion

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

Legal Documents

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

What Is Alzheimer's?

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

Sandy's story: Fighting Alzheimer's

In the News | Alzheimer's Association

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.

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