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Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting more than five million Americans.  In this section, you can find out more about Alzheimer’s and how you can manage care for yourself or a loved one.

Learn more about Alzheimer’s disease research funded by BrightFocus Foundation as well as resulting breakthroughs by visiting the Alzheimer’s Disease Research program page.

  • Healthy Living

    Learn how to keep your mind active and possibly lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. If you are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, regular exercise and a nutritious diet may improve quality of life and help you cope better with the impact of this disease.
  • Understanding Your Disease

    Get the facts about Alzheimer’s disease, including its risk factors and prevention, signs and symptoms, screening and diagnosis, and treatments.
  • Managing Your Disease

    There are things the person with Alzheimer’s and family members can do to organize the person’s affairs and carry out wishes. Learn what questions to ask the doctor, and how to be an active partner in health care. Recognize the important legal and financial matters to address in planning for long-term care.
  • Living with Your Disease

    An ever-expanding support network and other resources can help the person with Alzheimer’s and loved ones face life after diagnosis. Read tips for improving home and personal safety, addressing employment and income questions, enjoying recreation, and enhancing family life. Also see our section on Helpful Resources for Alzheimer’s Disease.
  • Caring for Someone Else

    Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease is a demanding task. Find information, support groups, and other tools to help you cope and manage the stress of caregiving. Topics include facts about caregiving, and ways to support caregivers.

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