About one in every nine adults over the age of 65 is living with Alzheimer’s. Early diagnosis and treatment may help manage symptoms and provide a higher quality of life. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has created an online toolkit to educate the public about Alzheimer’s disease and the importance of getting a diagnosis.
This year, DSHS is introducing A Family’s Guide to Alzheimer’s. This educational booklet provides information to support people when they and their families face the possibility or a confirmation of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis which includes:
- Early detection
- Starting a conversation when you notice the signs of dementia
- Getting a diagnosis
- How to find community resources
- Helpful information and resources for family caregivers