UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia 7 Part Caregiver video program. The total viewing time is 30 minutes. Each video automatically starts after the prior one finishes.

Alzheimer's basics

Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. 

Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 to 80 of dementia cases.

Very practical round table discussion with a daughter whose mother had Alzheimer's. 4 part video program.

Alzheimer's worsens over time

 

Alzheimer's is a progressive disease, where dementia symptoms gradually worsen over a number of years. In its early stages, memory loss is mild, but with late-stage Alzheimer's, individuals lose the ability to carry on a conversation and respond to their environment. Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Those with Alzheimer's live an average of eight years after their symptoms become noticeable to others, but survival can range from four to 20 years, depending on age and other health conditions. 

Help is available

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or a related dementia, you are not alone. The Alzheimer's Association is the trusted resource for reliable information, education, referral and support to millions of people affected by the disease.

Call our 24/7 Helpline: 800.272.3900
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