Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias

Overview

Dementia describes a group of symptoms affecting memory, thinking and social abilities severely enough to interfere with daily functioning. Many causes of dementia symptoms exist. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of a progressive dementia. Dementia is not a specific disease. There is no one test to determine if someone has dementia. Some risk factors for dementia, such as age and genetics, cannot be changed. Some of the most active areas of research in risk reduction and prevention include cardiovascular factors, physical fitness and diet.

Programs

The Utah Department of Health recommends the following programs are for people seeking information on Alzheimer's disease and Related Dementias:

Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Resources

Utah Department of Health Resources

  • The Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Program coordinates the implementation of the Utah State Plan.
  • Contact Lynn Meinor, lmeinor@utah.gov, (801) 538-6198

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