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Alzheimer's Disease

  • The following information is meant to assist individuals and caregivers dealing with issues surrounding Alzheimer's disease. In any case, you should consult trained medical and health professionals for an accurate diagnosis and assessment of need. 

What is it? 

Alzheimer's Disease defined. What causes it. See a picture of the brain.

The Alzheimer's Diagnosis

It's important to rule out all other ailments. See your doctor. 

The latest treatment information

There's no cure - yet, but there are treatments to help alleviate or delay symptoms. 

What if you have Alzheimer's

Steps to consider if you suspect that you have Alzheimer's Disease.

Tips for early stage Alzheimer's

It's important to stay active. Reading, working puzzles, artful activities, are all helpful in keeping the mind active and alert. 

The Caregiver 

What caregivers need to know, including: taking care of the caregiver; understanding Alzheimer's behavior; how to help the Alzheimer's patient; handling emergencies; personal stories; and other relevant links.

Legal considerations

There are important legal matters that need to be tended to. 

Financial Planning

Are you or your family prepared for the financial burden? 

Beware of fraudulent schemes

Seniors are vulnerable as it is. The Alzheimer's sufferer may be more suseptible. 

Books on Alzheimer's Disease

Interesting titles on various aspects of Alzheimer's Disease. 

State and National resources for Alzheimer's Disease

Many programs and information banks are available to answer your questions or provide assistance. 

Extensive list of links

Here you can see all of the links on this site organized by topic. 

Alzheimer's Tennessee, Inc. 

Non-profit organization that advocates for research and provides services to the more than 22,000 individuals and families facing Alzheimer's Disease and dementia in East Tennessee and the Cumberlands.

Quick facts about Alzheimer's Disease 

Tennessee Alzheimer's Disease Task Force Final Report