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. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's.
Early detection of Alzheimer's or other dementia offers significant benefits for the person diagnosed and their loved ones. If you or your family notice changes, it could be Alzheimer's or MCI (mild cognitive impairment). Trust yourself, talk to a loved one, and see a doctor together. An early diagnosis allows people to access new treatment options like Leqembi which can slow down the progression of the disease when taken in the early stages of Alzheimer's. An earlier diagnosis also allows people to be open with their families and support networks about what they want during each stage of the disease. This can give them peace of mind, reduce the burden on family members, prevent disagreements, and access resources and support programs.
The Alzheimer’s Association has always been there for me as a caregiver for my wife who has Alzheimer’s disease. I have attended their support groups, education classes, and have called their 24/7 Helpline for resources. My last Walk to End Alzheimer’s team raised more than $6,500 in support of their no-cost programs and services and to find a cure for this terrible, sad disease.
- Steve Leiker