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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Tip Sheets & Tools
- Virginia Family Caregiver Solution Center
- Alzheimer's Association
- Alzheimer's & Related Dementias Education & Referral Center
- Alzheimer's Disease