Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias

People with significant memory loss problems are said to have “dementia”. While Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, there are more than 70 causes. Memory loss is difficult for the patient, but also especially hard on families. Fortunately, support services are available.

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Find information here on living with dementia day-to-day. (Your loved one does not have to have Alzheimer's for you to use these services. Although they focus on Alzheimer's Disease, anyone dealing with dementia issues can participate.) In terms of services, the Alzheimer's Association has a 24 hour helpline, and the ability to help you find appropriate housing for your loved one. From this website, you can find a local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association where there will likely be family support groups offered. As well, you can join their message boards and chat rooms for connecting with others online. Respite Care: Everyone needs a break. Respite care provides caregivers a temporary rest from caregiving, while the person with Alzheimer's continues to receive care in a safe environment. Using respite services can support and strengthen your ability to be a caregiver. For more information-Click Here
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Our mission: The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Our vision: A World Without Alzheimer's and All Other Dementia™

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