Living with Dementia
Dementia is a series of disorders of the brain that cause individuals to lose the ability to think, process, judge, and appropriately respond to information. Dementia is a broad term, covering many different diseases of the brain. Some of the more well-known types of dementia include Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body dementia, vascular dementias, and frontotemporal dementias.
An estimated 24 million people live with some form of dementia and the numbers are projected to rise with the aging “baby-boomer” generation. You are not alone.
The links below will help you navigate through some of the challenges that face patients and caregivers:
- Slowing down memory loss
- Who to see about cognitive concerns
- Residential Options
- Resources for Patients and Caregivers
- Glossary of dementia terms and definitions
This information is intended to help patients, physicians and students learn more about memory disorders, and is not an alternative to medical examination. If you are in search of medical advice, please contact your physician to develop a personalized care plan.