Alzheimer’s disease, the most common type of dementia, accounts for about 60-80% of all cases of dementia, a constellation of diseases and conditions that cause impaired memory and cognition, behavior changes and are ultimately fatal. It is not a normal part of aging. Alzheimer’s gets worse over time and symptoms can vary. The first problem many people may notice is forgetfulness severe enough to affect their ability to function at home, work, or in enjoying lifelong hobbies. It is a disease that may cause a person to become confused, lost in familiar places, misplace things, or have trouble with language. For more information, visit the Alzheimer’s Association. Click here to read more about Early Diagnosis of Dementia.
ADRC, Aging and Disability Resource Center, New Mexico 1-800-432-2080
Provides information, support and services to New Mexicans who have Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, their families and caregivers. Some of the available resources include a 24/7 helpline, support groups and respite reimbursement. Call today at 1-505-266-4473.
The "Skills for Dementia Caregiving", also known as the Savvy Caregiver Program, is an evidence-based training program for families and caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. It offers training that will provide the caregiver with the skills and knowledge that the role of caregiving requires. To find a course in your area, call the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-505-266-4473.
Call our ADRC at 1-800-432-2080
Download our handy one page guide here Respite for Caregivers.
The Importance of Planning Ahead resource and information sheet to download and print.
Benefits and Long-Term Care
Options counselors at our New Mexico ADRC can provide information and planning assistance as you consider your future needs for yourself and your loved one. Call us at 1-800-432-2080
Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Center provides information for long-term care planning
AARP Caregiver Resource Center
Skills for Dementia Caregiving, also known as the Savvy Caregiver Program
Click here to download and print our resource and information sheet.
The New Mexico Office of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care focuses on:
Click here to read the New Mexico State Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias.
Click here to read the New Mexico State Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias 2017 Update.