In 1983, President Ronald Reagan established National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month which is recognized in November. At the time, fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer’s; today, the number of people with the disease has soared to nearly 5.4 million.
Get involved, and help raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease.
We are fortunate to have the National Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org) who mission is a world without Alzheimer’s. Advancing research, providing care and support for those affected by the disease, and reducing dementia through brain health are the strategies to eliminate Alzheimer’s Disease.
Your Alzheimer’s Resources
The National Alzheimer’s Association provides a wealth of resources for everyone impacted by the disease. ALZConnected is one resource to help caregivers better handle their critical role by connecting them to others in similar situations and to reduce the uncertainty and anxiety for those with the disease.
The North and Central Florida chapter publishes a blog about many Alzheimer’s issues These are real people with real stories in situations that may be very similar to yours. It’s another resource to draw upon in preparing and executing a new life role.
Let’s Talk is a telephone-connection program. People who have memory loss, but are still conversational, will have the opportunity to speak with others in the same situation and share information, friendship and support with one another in the comfort of their own home. Discussing the effects of one’s disease may not be comfortable in a social gathering. Let’s Talk assigns participants with a telephone buddy, which can be like having a new friend.
The e-newsletter provides readers with tips, stories, updated resources, events and activities, online education and training, support group information, and more, all to help you stay connected. Sign up here.
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