Making DeKalb A Dementia-Friendly Community

Dementia has a profound effect on individuals whose symptoms range from mild to severe, and it also has a tremendous effect on their caregivers.

Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disease and the most common form of dementia. However, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, dementia is not a specific disease but an overall term that describes a group of symptoms. It affects thinking, behavior and the ability to perform everyday tasks.