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Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia in older adults. It is a progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. It is not a normal part of aging. Learn more about the disease, and get news, tips, and resources for caregivers and health care professionals below. Find resources in Spanish here
Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
Causes of Alzheimer’s Disease
Symptoms and Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease
Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s Caregiving
Related Dementias
Living with Dementia
Alzheimer's and Related Dementia Resources for Professionals
Dementia Research and Clinical Trials




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