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What is Dementia?

An overall term used to describe a group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory and other thinking skills. There are many different types of dementias. The cause is not clearly known, but it is associated with brain injury, infection, chronic diseases and some other factors.”

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What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. In addition to causing problems with memory, it can also affect a person's’ reasoning skills, mood and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily life.

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Jamaica’s Dementia Directory

Please help us to identify local dementia resources. We want to know about the healthcare services available to persons living with dementia and their loved ones in Jamaica. Email us with any info on available services in your parish at It could be a great doctor, nurse, health centre, mental health professional or any other services you've found helpful.

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Latest News

  • 6 May 2020

    COVID-19 and dementia

    Alzheimer’s Disease International of which we are a member is presently sending out information to Associations across the globe focusing on the response of all of us to the Covid-19… Read More »

  • 19 Sep 2019

    Upcoming Conference

    Alzheimer Jamaica will be hosting its first Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and other Dementia’s under the theme “Understanding and Preventing Dementia” on November 8, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00… Read More »

  • 19 Dec 2018

    Alzheimer’s Jamaica has a successful World Alzheimer’s Month 2018

    In September 2018, Alzheimer’s Jamaica joined an international campaign to raise dementia awareness and challenge stigma. World Alzheimer’s Month is coordinated by Alzheimer’s Disease International, the umbrella organisation of Alzheimer’s… Read More »