WEFOUNDResources on Alzheimer's Disease (A concise manual contains critical information, valuable assessment tools and a reproducible inservice handout)


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• Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska Library
• Alzheimer’s and Dementia Facts and Figures
• Frequently Asked Questions
• Mini-Grants
• Newsletter Archive

Browse our vast collection of articles. Simply select a category on the left and find a list of related articles on the right.

We still don’t fully understand what causes Alzheimer’s disease, but scientists are zeroing in on the answers. This is one of the most exciting – and most important – areas of research, because understanding the causes should lead to more targeted treatments and ways to prevent the disease.

What is clear is that Alzheimer’s develops as a result of a complex cascade of biological processes that take place over many years inside the brain.

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Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that can include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. These symptoms occur when the brain is damaged by certain diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease. This page describes the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, how it is diagnosed, and the factors that can put someone at risk of developing it. It also describes the treatments and support that are currently available.

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease. This means that gradually, over time, more parts of the brain are damaged. As this happens, more symptoms develop. They also become more severe. 

This information is also available in accessible formats, as an audio file and as a British Sign Language video. For these, go to the accessible versions page .

Caring for someone who has Alzheimer's disease (AD) can be stressful and overwhelming. It's important to take care of yourself. Ask for and accept help.

Talk to the doctor. Find out what treatments might help control symptoms or address behavior problems. Find a support group. Others who have "been there" may be able to help and will understand.

If there are times of day that the person is less confused or more cooperative, take advantage of that in daily routines. Consider using adult day care or respite services. These offer a break with the peace of mind that the patient is being taken care of. Begin to plan for the future. This may include

For individuals living with dementia, quality of life is largely determined by the environment. These helpful tips will offer small environmental changes that can yield a positive impact.

There are many tools and coping strategies available for those diagnosed with dementia and their family members. These practical tips can create awareness of possible triggers, and provide coaching for family and friends when symptoms occur.

The emotional and psychological impact of caring for individuals living with dementia can create severe physical and emotional issues for the family caregiver. These insightful tips will provide new perspective and skills for managing the care of a loved one.

Donate Now   |   Contact Us Anchorage (907) 561-3313 | Statewide 1-800-478-1080 | Amblin' for Alzheimer's


There are a number of additional resources that are only a click away. Browse here and learn more about what is available in your community.

• Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska Library
• Alzheimer’s and Dementia Facts and Figures
• Frequently Asked Questions
• Mini-Grants
• Newsletter Archive

Browse our vast collection of articles. Simply select a category on the left and find a list of related articles on the right.

We still don’t fully understand what causes Alzheimer’s disease, but scientists are zeroing in on the answers. This is one of the most exciting – and most important – areas of research, because understanding the causes should lead to more targeted treatments and ways to prevent the disease.

What is clear is that Alzheimer’s develops as a result of a complex cascade of biological processes that take place over many years inside the brain.

© 2018 Southern Maine Agency on Aging. All rights reserved. Equal opportunity non-profit organization. FAIR USE POLICY - PRIVACY POLICY

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that can include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. These symptoms occur when the brain is damaged by certain diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease. This page describes the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, how it is diagnosed, and the factors that can put someone at risk of developing it. It also describes the treatments and support that are currently available.

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease. This means that gradually, over time, more parts of the brain are damaged. As this happens, more symptoms develop. They also become more severe. 

This information is also available in accessible formats, as an audio file and as a British Sign Language video. For these, go to the accessible versions page .

Donate Now   |   Contact Us Anchorage (907) 561-3313 | Statewide 1-800-478-1080 | Amblin' for Alzheimer's


There are a number of additional resources that are only a click away. Browse here and learn more about what is available in your community.

• Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska Library
• Alzheimer’s and Dementia Facts and Figures
• Frequently Asked Questions
• Mini-Grants
• Newsletter Archive

Donate Now   |   Contact Us Anchorage (907) 561-3313 | Statewide 1-800-478-1080 | Amblin' for Alzheimer's


There are a number of additional resources that are only a click away. Browse here and learn more about what is available in your community.

• Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska Library
• Alzheimer’s and Dementia Facts and Figures
• Frequently Asked Questions
• Mini-Grants
• Newsletter Archive

Browse our vast collection of articles. Simply select a category on the left and find a list of related articles on the right.

We still don’t fully understand what causes Alzheimer’s disease, but scientists are zeroing in on the answers. This is one of the most exciting – and most important – areas of research, because understanding the causes should lead to more targeted treatments and ways to prevent the disease.

What is clear is that Alzheimer’s develops as a result of a complex cascade of biological processes that take place over many years inside the brain.

© 2018 Southern Maine Agency on Aging. All rights reserved. Equal opportunity non-profit organization. FAIR USE POLICY - PRIVACY POLICY

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that can include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. These symptoms occur when the brain is damaged by certain diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease. This page describes the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, how it is diagnosed, and the factors that can put someone at risk of developing it. It also describes the treatments and support that are currently available.

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease. This means that gradually, over time, more parts of the brain are damaged. As this happens, more symptoms develop. They also become more severe. 

This information is also available in accessible formats, as an audio file and as a British Sign Language video. For these, go to the accessible versions page .

Caring for someone who has Alzheimer's disease (AD) can be stressful and overwhelming. It's important to take care of yourself. Ask for and accept help.

Talk to the doctor. Find out what treatments might help control symptoms or address behavior problems. Find a support group. Others who have "been there" may be able to help and will understand.

If there are times of day that the person is less confused or more cooperative, take advantage of that in daily routines. Consider using adult day care or respite services. These offer a break with the peace of mind that the patient is being taken care of. Begin to plan for the future. This may include

Donate Now   |   Contact Us Anchorage (907) 561-3313 | Statewide 1-800-478-1080 | Amblin' for Alzheimer's


There are a number of additional resources that are only a click away. Browse here and learn more about what is available in your community.

• Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska Library
• Alzheimer’s and Dementia Facts and Figures
• Frequently Asked Questions
• Mini-Grants
• Newsletter Archive

Browse our vast collection of articles. Simply select a category on the left and find a list of related articles on the right.

We still don’t fully understand what causes Alzheimer’s disease, but scientists are zeroing in on the answers. This is one of the most exciting – and most important – areas of research, because understanding the causes should lead to more targeted treatments and ways to prevent the disease.

What is clear is that Alzheimer’s develops as a result of a complex cascade of biological processes that take place over many years inside the brain.

Donate Now   |   Contact Us Anchorage (907) 561-3313 | Statewide 1-800-478-1080 | Amblin' for Alzheimer's


There are a number of additional resources that are only a click away. Browse here and learn more about what is available in your community.

• Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska Library
• Alzheimer’s and Dementia Facts and Figures
• Frequently Asked Questions
• Mini-Grants
• Newsletter Archive

Browse our vast collection of articles. Simply select a category on the left and find a list of related articles on the right.

We still don’t fully understand what causes Alzheimer’s disease, but scientists are zeroing in on the answers. This is one of the most exciting – and most important – areas of research, because understanding the causes should lead to more targeted treatments and ways to prevent the disease.

What is clear is that Alzheimer’s develops as a result of a complex cascade of biological processes that take place over many years inside the brain.

© 2018 Southern Maine Agency on Aging. All rights reserved. Equal opportunity non-profit organization. FAIR USE POLICY - PRIVACY POLICY


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