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If you know someone with Alzheimer's disease or have been diagnosed yourself, this is your community. Alzheimers.net grew out of the need to have a social network that will be a respite, a resource and a way to connect with others who share a common bond. Get authoritative, up-to-date resources and advice from professionals with expertise about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Caring for an individual with dementia can be challenging. Whether you are a family member, friend or healthcare professional, understanding how to support and meet the needs of a person living with the disease can be complex and overwhelming.
Most people who find themselves in the role of caregiver to a person with dementia feel unqualified to support the unique and ever-changing characteristics of the disease. This fact is why specially trained caregivers – known as Dementia Champions – are such important members of a care team and are key to managing the needs and well-being of the person living Read more
Every family touched by Alzheimer’s disease knows how much it can take over the lives of the people that have it. Knowing how many people it affects and how much an influence it has on people’s lives, many researchers have devoted years trying to better understand the disease. While a cure is still out of our reach, every new study can bring us closer to piecing together what causes the worst symptoms of the disease and what people may be able to do to reduce their risk or slow the onset.
One such recent study found a potentially important link between Read more