Worldwide, 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disease and the most common form of dementia. Dementia is not a specific disease. It’s an overall term that describes a group of symptoms.
The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. The Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter is the premier source of information and support for Michigan residents living with dementia and their families and caregivers. The Alzheimer’s Association offers a broad range of free programs and services, including a 24/7 Helpline, education programs, support groups, care consultations, community engagement programs and more.
Get Checked…Early Detection Matters.
If you notice one or more signs in yourself or another person, it can be difficult to know what to do. It’s natural to feel uncertain or nervous about discussing these changes with others. Voicing worries about your own health might make them seem more “real.” Or, you may fear upsetting someone by sharing observations about changes in his or her abilities or behavior. However, these are significant health concerns that should be evaluated by a doctor, and it’s important to take action to figure out what’s going on.
- Learn more about diagnosing Alzheimer’s
- Doctor’s appointment checklist (PDF)
- 10 warning signs worksheet (PDF)
- Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters (free online course)
- 10 steps to approach memory concerns (PDF)
- Why get checked?
Learn more about us or connect with us today at alz.org/gmc or our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900!