The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Foundation offers services nationwide by raising awareness on Alzheimer’s and Dementia, providing information and resources and advocating for high quality services and care.
Alzheimer’s disease, which is the most common cause of dementia, is not part of the normal aging process. It is a fatal, irreversible, progressive brain disorder that destroys memory and intellectual function.
Common symptoms include memory loss, confusion, spatial disorientation, lack of judgment, and inability to communicate. Over a period of years, the disease leads to the complete loss of cognitive function, a long period of dependency and, eventually death.
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia poses massive and life-changing challenges for families and caregivers. Family caregivers, often called the “invisible second patients,” are critical to the quality of life of individuals with dementia.
The effects of being a family caregiver, though sometimes positive in terms of building character and strength, are generally negative; caregivers face high rates of burden and psychological morbidity as well as social isolation, physical ill-health, financial hardship, and premature death.
Our Foundation provide's care, support, education, information and related services directly to those who are affected by Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.