Kansas Dementia Roadmap

Caring for a person living with memory loss or dementia is a journey, one that can last for many years,
and is flled with twists and turns. The journey is not a straight path through stages—each person with
Alzheimer’s or other type of dementia may progress diferently and in their own time. Family members who
are companions on this journey will need information, support and guidance along the way.

Over the next few months, watch this page as we continue to add resources and information to the Kansas Dementia Road Map: A Guide for Family and Care Partners


Dementia refers to loss of memory, language, and other thinking skills that is severe enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. As of 2020, there were an estimated 55,000 people living with Alzheimer’s disease in Kansas (PDF). That number is expected to grow as the population ages. We are committed to supporting those with dementia and their loved ones.

The Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline is funded in part by grants from the Administration on Aging and the Administration for Community Living. It is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-272-3900. It provides information, expert advice, care consultations, and referrals at both national and local levels.