Dementia is a loss of brain function that occurs with certain diseases. It affects memory, thinking, language, judgment, and behavior. Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia.
The Greater Michigan Chapter of the National Alzheimer’s Association is a good starting point for information, education, support and local support groups, or someone you know has been diagnosed with any form of dementia. Visit them at: http://www.alz.org/gmc/
Researchers continue to seek prevention and cures for Alzheimer’s disease as well as other types of dementia. Find more information at: U.S. National Library of Medicine
Many communities have funds to provide limited adult day care (respite), and other services including support groups. Find them by calling the Area Agency on Aging, 1-800-858-1637, or clicking here: caregiver resources.