Disease Progression Education

Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) are progressive degenerative diseases of the brain. Regardless if you are a person with the diagnosis, family or community member, it is important to understand the symptoms, stages and support needed to both increase your empathy and enable you to cope in a healthy manner.

Dementias are often divided into three stages. While there are tools and assessments used to determine where an individual may fall in the spectrum, often their ability to function daily will give clues as to the particular stage.