Alzheimer's Disease

It is estimated that 60-80 percent of dementia disorders are caused by Alzheimer's Disease. Alzheimer's Disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly results in significant memory loss and other cognitive impairment. Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. While the disease has no known cure, there are steps you can take to slow progress of the disease, manage symptoms, and help you and your loved ones navigate the Alzheimer's journey. 

Assessment Tools

 

The Mount Sinai Health System developed some questions to help you navigate the diagnosis with your health care provider, here.

Community Resources

The Alzheimer's Association is a non-profit organization and is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support, and research. The Alzheimer's Association provides online educational materials on types of dementia including Alzheimer's disease, symptoms and stages of the disease, treatment and research, and advice for patients and caregivers of persons with dementia.

1-800-272-3900 (toll-free, 24/7) 
1-866-403-3073 (TTY/toll-free)
info@alz.org (email)
www.alz.org

Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide optimal care and services to individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses and to their families and caregivers. The Alzheimer's Foundation of America provides online caregiving tools, advice for healthy aging, community classes and more.
1-866-232-8484 (toll-free)
info@alzfdn.org (email)
www.alzfdn.org

​​Educational Materials 

 

 

The National Institute on Aging offers information on aging including information on cognitive disorders, Alzheimer's Disease, and end-of-life issues.

 

Read the article "What is Alzheimer's Disease?", here.

Read the article "Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging", here.

Read the article “Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease: What you need to know”, here.

More information from the National Institute on Aging can be found on their website.

www.nia.nih.gov

​​Educational Videos

How Alzheimer’s Changes the Brain - National Institute on Aging

Mechanisms and secrets of Alzheimer's disease: exploring the brain - Fondation Vaincre Alzheimer

What is Alzheimer's disease? - ActionAlz

Alzheimer’s Is Not Normal Aging — And We Can Cure It | Samuel Cohen | TED Talks