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Alzheimer's Disease / Dementia

  • Dementia is a general term indicating the loss of memory and other cognitive abilities severe enough to interfere with daily life. It is caused by physical changes in the brain.
  • Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia and accounts for 60-80% of dementia. It is estimated that 5.3 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Some other types of dementia include vascular dementia, mixed dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, and frontotemporal dementia.
  • Most individuals with dementia are cared for at home by a family member.
  • Caregivers can find the resources and information they need to connect with appropriate supports and services.  

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