What is Dementia?

Alzheimer’s and dementia are not a normal part of aging. Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability, such as memory loss, that is severe enough to interfere with daily life.

Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia. Usually symptoms, such as problems with memory, thinking and behavior, develop slowly and get worse over time.


re you or a loved one concerned about Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementia? This screening can help distinguish between signs of normal aging and signs of potential dementia.

Connect to Resources

Connect to resources from the Alzheimer's Association.

Know the 10 early signs and symptoms.

Call the 24/7 helpline at 800-272-3900.

Connect to a support group or online community.

Finding Care

If you or a loved one are in need of a nursing home that offers Alzheimer’s and dementia care, the Maryland Quality Reporting website is the place to start your search for facilities in Maryland.

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Make a Referral

Professionals can access a Direct Connect Rapid Referral Form to
refer someone to the Alzheimer’s Association.