VA Disability and Alzheimers Disease

Care for Veterans with Alzheimer’s or dementia is provided throughout the full range of VA health care services. Depending on the Veteran’s needs, services may include Home Based Primary Care, Homemaker and Home Health Aide, Respite Care, Adult Day Health Care, outpatient clinic, inpatient hospital, Nursing Home, Palliative Care, or Hospice Care. Caregiver support is also an essential part of these services. However, can a veteran obtain VA disability benefits for dementia and Alzheimer’s? To answer this question the veteran must be able to show two main things. The first is that the veteran is diagnosed with a medical condition. The second thing the veteran must prove is that the condition arose as a result of an event or injury in service. This is where things will become challenging. If you can obtain medical evidence that connects your dementia to some event or injury (or even secondary service connection) in service then you possibly might meet this requirement. Aside from VA disability benefits, VA offers a host of other services associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s. For more information click this link: VA.Gov – Alzheimers and Dementia Care.

To find out whether you have a claim or case for VA disability benefits contact our VA attorneys at or call us at 855-312-5575.