Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
Dementia is a condition which includes changes in memory, language, and other thinking skills. It may also become harder to complete daily tasks, such as handling bills or managing medications.
There are many different types of dementia. Alzheimer's disease is the most well-known, with prominent changes in memory. Other causes of dementia include vascular injuries (e.g., strokes), Lewy Body Dementia, and Frontotemporal Dementia.
General Resources for Patients and Families
Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center
Local Alzheimer's Association Chapters
Central New York Chapter - Syracuse, NY
Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester, NY Chapter - Poughkeepsie, NY
New York City Chapter - New York, NY
Northeastern New York Chapter - Albany, NY
Rochester and Finger Lakes Region Chapter - Rochester, NY
Western New York Chapter - Williamsville, NY