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Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Program

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Alzheimer's disease and other kinds of dementia affect lives throughout Indian Country. In older adults, Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia – a condition in which a person has difficulty with memory, finding words, solving problems, and other thinking abilities, which worsen over time and get in the way of daily life. While there is no cure, the IHS Alzheimer's and Dementia Program is working to help reduce risk factors for dementia and improve the lives of those living with the condition.