Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting more than five million Americans. Select one of the links in the menu above or below to find out more about Alzheimer’s and how you can manage care for yourself or a loved one.

 

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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.

 

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Understanding Alzheimer's

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

 

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Managing Alzheimer's

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.

 

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Living with Alzheimer's

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.

 

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Caregiving

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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Publications

Our scientifically-vetted resources will help you understand and manage symptoms, treatment, and prevention of diseases of mind and sight.

 

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BrightFocus takes a 360° approach to fund innovative scientific research worldwide to defeat Alzheimer’s, exploring the full range of scientific paths toward better treatments and ultimately a cure.

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The most valuable assets we have are the individuals dedicated to our cause. People like you are the reason we are able to boost our scientific agenda so that patients’ lives may be enhanced.

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