Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD)

There is a lot to learn when it comes to Alzheimer’s and dementia. Below you will find just a few facts.

For more in-depth education on ADRD you may benefit from some of our frequent classes. Classes cover a variety of topics from a general overview of ADRD to in-depth training on specific tasks such as mouth care and bathing.

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A Few Facts

• It has been over 100 years since Dr. Alois Alzheimer first described what became known as Alzheimer’s disease.

• Alaska has the fastest growing senior population in the United States.

• Over 8,000 Alaskans are living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.

• Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the country, and the only one among the top 10 that cannot be prevented or cured.

• Identified risk factors include age, genetics and an individual’s overall health but the cause of Alzheimer’s is still unknown in most cases.

• One in nine persons over 65, will develop dementia.

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You can also contact us with questions or if you would like to sit down for a consultation with one of our specialists.