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.
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.
The DARS Office for Aging Services has developed a stage-by-stage guide to cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease, and other types of dementia. At each stage, the Virginia Dementia Road Map answers your questions about what you should expect and what you should do. It also provides concrete action steps to take at each stage.