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Alzheimer's Grant Program

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Alzheimer's disease and other kinds of dementia affect lives across all of 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, we know a lot about how to reduce risk factors for dementia and improve the lives of those living with the condition.

Through the Alzheimer’s Grant Program, IHS is working with Tribal, IHS, and Urban Indian Health programs to increase awareness and recognition of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia and improve care and services for those living with dementia and for their caregivers.