Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
Alzheimer’s and related dementias have wide-ranging impacts not only on those with the disease, their families and caregivers, but also on communities and health-care systems
Deaths from Alzheimer’s Disease
As the population continues to age, Alzheimer’s disease-related deaths will likely continue to increase in every race, sex, and ethnicity category.
September is World Alzheimer’s Month
Learn more about Alzheimer’s disease.
Helping Alzheimer’s Caregivers
Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias can be challenging. People with dementias may stop recognizing the person who is caring for them, can have trouble sharing their desires and feelings, and may become completely dependent upon their caregiver for daily activities such as eating, using the restroom, and bathing.
Emergency Preparedness for Older Adults
You or the person you care for can be prepared for emergency situations by creating a plan, reviewing or practicing it regularly, and keeping an emergency supply kit.
Care Plans Help Both Older Adults and Caregivers
Caregivers are often family members or friends of a person who is in need of care. Caregivers may manage everything from medications and getting dressed in the morning to doctor appointments, social events, and meals.
Dance Your Way to Better Brain Health
Exercise is not only good for your body, it’s good for your brain! Sticking to a regular workout plan can be tough, but including activity in your routine doesn’t need to be boring
Are You Engaged?
As we age, being involved with others is strongly associated with better brain function. So it is not only fun, it is good for you!