Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60-80% of dementia cases.
How did the Alzheimer's Association get Started?
40 years ago, Alzheimer's disease was not discussed at the dinner table or at the doctor's office. But then a group who were devastated by the disease got together to change that and formed the Alzheimer's Association.
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Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.
Caring for a Person who has Alzheimer's disease
If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia, your role in managing daily tasks will increase as the disease progresses. Consider practical tips that can help the person with dementia participate as much as possible and enable you to manage tasks effectively.