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

Alzheimer's Association

Local Alzheimer's Association Chapters

Central New York Chapter - Syracuse, NY

Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester, NY Chapter - Poughkeepsie, NY

Long Island - Melville, 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

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