Read up on Alzheimer’s Disease with resources from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
Did you know that about one in every nine adults over the age of 65 is living with Alzheimer’s? Early diagnosis and treatment may help manage symptoms and provide a higher quality of life.
DSHS' Alzheimer’s Disease Program has created an online toolkit to provide ready-made content and graphics available for download to educate the public about Alzheimer’s disease and the importance of getting a diagnosis. The materials include social media content to support Asian American and African American communities.
This year, DSHS is introducing A Family’s Guide to Alzheimer’s. This educational booklet provides information to support people when they and their families face the possibility or a confirmation of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.
The booklet includes information on:
- early detection
- starting a conversation when you notice the signs of dementia
- setting a diagnosis
- finding community resources
- resources for family caregivers
This information was provided by DSHS.