In America more than 6 million people are living with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia. The symptoms associated with dementia negatively impact patients as well as their families, and often overwhelm the healthcare system. Understanding the disease and best practices for communication and techniques to avoid agitated behaviors can lead to better clinical outcomes and personal interactions. This presentation will educate on the basics of Alzheimer’s disease and the most common types of dementia. Presentation will include how to recognize the top 10 warning signs and where to find resources and support. We will discuss the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia.