Alzheimer's disease is a progressive degenerative disorder that attacks the brain's nerve cells, or neurons, resulting in the loss of memory, thinking and language skills, and behavioral changes. Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, or loss of intellectual function, among people aged 65 and older. Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging.
Services for Families
- Family Support Group at MHA Office 3rd Tuesday - 7:00 p.m. Get Directions.
- Family consultations for support and information about dementia, caregiving, and community resources.
- Dementia education classes, training programs, and educational presentations for family and professional caregivers, clubs, service organizations, and church groups.
- Certified Dementia Educators by the Alabama Dementia Education and Training Act (DETA) Program.
- Caregiver resource guide, lending library and DETA educational materials.
- “Project Reach” Scholarships.
- Incontinence products. (application process)
- Nutritional supplements. (application process)
- A Music & MemorySM Certified Organization.
- Annual Lucy and John Caddell Alzheimer’s Conference.
- National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month Activities in November.