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LAOA is One of Knowledge and Understanding of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia’s (ADRD) Resources

Offer English and Lao language written and video materials (handouts distributed and online)

Free Community Workshops (9 sessions) at Lao Cultural Center (LCC)


What is Dementia? and what can you do to help
loved ones with Dementia

Dementia is a disease of the brain that can cause problems with memory, thinking, and actions. The disease gets worse with time and is most common in older adults. It is not part of normal aging.

Dementia occurs in various forms. The most common type is Alzheimer's dementia. In Alzheimer's dementia, healthy brain tissue worsens, causing a steady decrease in memory and mental abilities. Another common type of dementia is vascular dementia. In vascular dementia, a decline in thought - processes occurs and often includes small strokes.

Depression is common among people with dementia and increases their risk for suicide. People 65 years and older are at a higher rate for suicide, especially by using a gun. Asians have 3rd highest suicide rate

Dementia can make owning a gun or driving a car dangerous … because the brain is not performing as well as it did in the past. Gun ownership and driving among people with dementia may lead to injury or even death








This Program is funded by the Minnesota Board on Aging (MBA)
Free English and Lao Language Written Materials for Alzheimers and Dementias