Alzheimer’s Disease (A.D.) is a form of dementia that is a progressive, degenerative and incurable
disease that attacks brain cells, resulting in impaired memory, thinking and behavior. It is not a natural
consequence of aging.
Dementia is the loss of intellectual functions (such as memory deficit or confusion) which are required
for daily living. Many conditions cause or mimic dementia, including depression, tumors, drug reactions,
nutritional deficiencies and degenerative physiological diseases. Geriatric assessment can help determine
cause and suggest treatment that can improve or reverse behavior patterns.
Department of Aging and Independent Living
Cabinet for Health and Family Services
275 E. Main St., Floor 3W-F, Frankfort 40621
Administers the Alzheimer’s Respite Programs throughout the state, and the Kentucky Family Caregiver
Greater Kentucky & Southern Indiana Chapter
465 High St., Ste. 100, Lexington 40507
Provides 24- hour Helpline, support groups, the Medic Alert + Safe Return® program, educational
materials and programs, and Best Friends Day Center for persons with Alzheimer’s disease or related
disorders and their caregivers.
Alzheimer’s Disease Center
Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, University of Kentucky
Rm. 101 Sanders-Brown Building,
800 South Limestone St., Lexington 40536
One of 29 national research centers funded by the National Institute on Aging. Research opportunities,
educational programs and information to families, health care providers, and the community at large.