If you are a caregiver or loved one of someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, our goal is to provide you with useful information and helpful services.
What is Dementia vs Alzheimer’s Disease?
- Dementia is a general term for loss of memory and other thinking abilities severe enough to interfere with daily life. Learn early signs, symptoms and more. Learn More
- Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that affects memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms eventually grow severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. Learn More
What are the stages of Alzheimer’s?
The symptoms of Alzheimer's disease typically progresses slowly in three general stages – Early (mild), Middle (moderate) and Late-stage (severe). The symptoms of Alzheimer's disease worsen over time, although the rate at which the disease progresses varies. On average, a person with Alzheimer's lives four to eight years after diagnosis, but can live as long as 20 years, depending on other factors. Learn More
Understanding & Dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders
This free education manual is dedicated to the heroic families who are dealing with the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders in loved ones. https://elderaffairs.org/wp-content/uploads/florida-alzheimers-disease-initiative-education-manual.pdf
For additional information on the State of Florida’s Deparment of Elder Affairs Dementia Care & Cure Initiative, visit https://elderaffairs.org/programs-services/bureau-of-elder-rights/dementia-care-cure-initiative/
We invite you to join the ALZ Stars Program, a joint initiative between the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and the Alzheimer’s Association to bring increased awareness of dementia and the resources available to Floridians.
For additional resources regarding Alzheimer's Disease or related Dementia, please see below:
The Alzheimer's Association is a national nonprofit and leader in the fight to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia. They accomplish this by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.
For more information, visit www.alz.org or call the 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.