Are you looking for resources to help you care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia? Coping with Alzheimer's/Dementia is a growing concern for seniors and the families who care for them. Over the next eight years, the number of Virginians with Alzheimer's disease will swell by nearly 36 percent, to about 190,000, according to the Alzheimer's Association (2017). Find valuable information on dementia, family and caregiver support, and living with dementia.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease involves parts of the brain that control thought, memory, and language. If not treated, it can affect a person’s ability to go about their normal routines.
A new, first-of-its-kind National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers provides hundreds of actions that federal, state, and local governments, businesses, and communities can take to support caregivers.
Studies have found an association between hearing loss and the development of dementia in older adults. Learn about research that suggests that using hearing aids to treat hearing loss may help slow the development of cognitive problems.
Pathways to Well-Being With Dementia gives essential information about living with dementia from 48 people living with it, their care partners, and leading dementia specialists. The science-based information is presented in a user-friendly format.