Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common type of dementia. It causes a decline in cognitive abilities, and will eventually affect memory, thinking, awareness, and behavior. This is a progressive disease that starts slowly and eventually causes a significant decline of higher mental processes and an individual’s ability to function independently. Most cases of AD begin in people over age 65. The incidence of AD increases as one gets older. 1 in 9 people over 65 have AD and 1 in 3 over 85 have AD.
Why Choose UHealth?
Access to the latest research programs in the country. Through our Department of Neurology, we are the first in the U.S. to use mesenchymal stem cells in the treatment of Alzheimer’s. Our researchers are also studying the effects of diet and nutrition on brain health and memory.
Appropriate tailored medication therapy. Our physicians are experts in the diagnosis, treatment, and research of Alzheimer’s and related memory problems, and are devoted to high-quality patient care, education of caregivers and health professionals, and pursuit of clinical research.
Bi-Lingual Educational and Outreach Services. UHealth offers a variety of educational and training sessions for caregivers, social service professionals, and the general public throughout the year. These are available both in English and Spanish, as part of the Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative Caregiver Educational Series and our Caregiver Education Center located in the Center on Aging.