More than 1 million people in the United States are diagnosed with LBD, which is one of the most common forms of dementia. It is a progressive disease, meaning symptoms start slowly and worsen over time.
ACL provides grants that support state and community efforts to increase the availability of dementia-capable home and community-based services and supports for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia (ADRD) and their caregivers.
Taking action to address the many detrimental challenges of Alzheimer’s and related dementias is a U.S. federal government priority.
Caregivers often experience special challenges surrounding the end of life of someone with dementia in part because the disease progression is so unpredictable.
There are currently no approaches that have been proven to effectively treat or prevent Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. However, as with many other diseases, there may be steps you can take to help reduce your risk.