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Alzheimer's disease (AD) represents a significant unmet medical need and a growing global health challenge.

Identify (ID) Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is an initiative to inform the public about Alzheimer's disease. It includes content on the importance of a timely diagnosis, recognition of early signs and symptoms, brain health practices, and available support for AD patients and care partners.

Alzheimer’s Disease

Defining Alzheimer’s Disease

How science is evolving towards a better understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and its timely detection.

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The Stages of Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s disease starts silently and progresses across several stages.

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How Alzheimer's Disease Changes the Brain

Alzheimer’s disease operates out of sight – slowly developing over years causing damage to the brain.

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Early Detection & Diagnosis

Identifying the early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease is key to better patient outcomes.

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) due to Alzheimer's disease (AD) is one of the earliest signs of the disease.2 Early detection matters.3

Brain Health

A healthy diet, regular exercise, social interactions and mental stimulation may help preserve brain health and cognitive functions.


Living with Alzheimer's Disease

An early diagnosis allows for valuable time in which patients together with their care team can identify resources and strategies to manage this new chapter of life.

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For Care Partners

Addressing care partners' needs together with the active management of Alzheimer’s Disease can improve the quality of life of those affected from the disease.

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Connecting with the Community

Sharing your experiences and receiving advice from your support network can encourage you to best address your needs.

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Alzheimer’s Disease
in the Policy Agenda

With so many more people living longer than ever before, policy leadership and commitment is needed to increase the number of people spending their later years in good health and well-being.


1.2021 Alzheimer's disease facts and figures. Alzheimers Dement. 2021;17(3):327-406.

2.Petersen RC. Mild cognitive impairment. Continuum (Minneap Minn). 2016;22(2):404-418.

3.Dubois B, Padovani A, Scheltens P, et al. Timely Diagnosis for Alzheimer's Disease: A Literature Review on Benefits and Challenges. J Alzheimers Dis. 2016;49(3):617-31.