What is Dementia?

Dementia is the loss of cognitive functioning, which means the loss of the ability to think, remember, or reason, as well as behavioral abilities.

  • Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form or dementia for those over the age of 65
  • As many as 5 million Americans age 65 and older may have Alzheimer’s and Dementia
  • Alzheimer’s is only one of many dementia disorders.
  • 1.8 million people In the U. S. have some other form of dementia

Getting the diagnosis of dementia can be very frightening and difficult for those affected by it and their family members. Dementia can go undetected for many years, learning more about dementia can help, understanding you are not alone is the first step.