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Program Summary

Alzheimer’s 101 is a peer-reviewed, research-based educational program that introduces Alzheimer’s disease, its warning signs, the benefits of early detection and diagnosis, and steps to bettering your overall brain health. The program has been successfully used by Cooperative Extension educators in a variety of settings. The program has been shown to increase knowledge, attitudes, and intended health behaviors.

Program Benefits

  • Increases awareness and understanding of the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Increases understanding of what to do if any of the 10 signs of Alzheimer’s disease are recognized in oneself or a loved one.
  • Increases understanding of the benefits of early detection and diagnosis.
  • Increases understanding of the steps one can take to achieve better brain health.
  • Improves the intention of participants to engage in health-promoting behaviors and activities.

Target Audience

Although Alzheimer’s disease generally only affects the older adult population, the majority of Americans will, at some point, know or know of someone who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.

Program Length

Time program; 60 minutes

Program Cost


Equipment Needed


Want to Know More?

You can learn more about the Alzheimer’s 101 program at this site.


If you are interested in learning more about the program, please contact Erin Martinez, Kansas State University, at


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