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Alzheimer's Disease

  • The following information is meant to assist individuals and caregivers dealing with issues surrounding Alzheimer's disease. It is not intended as a substitute for an informed opinion. You should always consult trained medical and health professionals for an accurate diagnosis and assessment of need. 

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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 and artful activities are all helpful in keeping the mind active and alert. 

The caregiver 

  • What caregivers need to know 
  • Taking care of the caregiver
  • Understanding Alzheimer's behavior
  • How to help the Alzheimer's patient
  • Interesting links for caregivers
  • Personal stories
  • Handling emergencies
  • 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. The Alzheimer's sufferer may be at even greater risk of exploitation. 

    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. 

    Personal stories and support groups

    Whether you have Alzheimer's or are caring for someone who does, you are not alone. 

    Tell us about your experience

    Everyone experiences something different when dealing with Alzheimer's Disease. Tell us about your experience. 

    Quick facts about Alzheimer's disease 

    Tennessee Commission on Aging website

    This site will provide information on many of the available services offered by the State of Tennessee.