Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia


Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Groups in Ontario County

call 1-800-272-3900 for more information and to register:


Victor Farmington Library

15 W. Main Street, Victor, NY 14564

First Tuesday of the Month @ 11:00AM-Noon (Call 1-800-272-3900 for July meeting date)


Wood Library

134 N. Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424

First Tuesday of the Month @ 2:00PM-3:00PM (Call 1-800-272-3900 for July meeting date)


The Presbyterian Church in Geneva

24 Park Place

Geneva, NY 14456

Second Tuesday of the Month @ 1:00PM-2:00PM 



 Alzheimer’s Association

435 E Henrietta Rd

Rochester, NY 14620

(585) 760-5400

(800) 272-3900

Knowing the Difference

As we age, our memory often changes. It can become difficult to tell the difference between age related changes and the first signs of Alzheimer's disease. Here is a chart to help show the difference between the two:

 What's the difference?

 Signs of Alzheimer's/dementiaTypical age-related changes 
 Poor judgment and decision making Making a bad decision once
 Inability to mange a budget  Missing a monthly payment
 Losing track of the date or season Forgetting which day it is and remembering later
 Difficulty having a conversation Sometimes forgetting which word to use
 Misplacing things and being unable to retrace steps to find them Losing things from time to time

Know the 10 Signs - Early Detection Matters

To help with identifying problems at an early stage, the Alzheimer's Association has created a list of warning signs for Alzheimer's and other dementias.

  1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life
  2. Challenges in planning or solving problems
  3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks
  4. Confusion with time or place
  5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
  6. New problems with words in speaking or writing
  7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
  8. Decreased poor judgment
  9. Withdrawal from work or social activities
  10. Changes in mood and personality

For more information please visit the Alzheimer's Association's website.