As of 2017, more than five million Americans are dealing with Alzheimers. If someone you know seems to have memory loss, the first thing you need is information about dementia. The best source for free and accurate information is the Alzheimer’s Association at http://www.alz.org/alzwa.
The HelpLine is 206-363-5500 or 1-800-848-7097 and you can call any day or night, 24/7, and get information about dementia and advice about the many issues and challenges of caregiving a patient, friend, or loved one.
While Alzheimers is the most common form of dementia, the Alzheimer’s Association assists people coping with any type of dementia. One of the things you’ll learn is that many easily treated illnesses may look like Alzheimer’s. The association is a great resource for the latest medicines, scientific breakthroughs and strategies to improve communication with your loved one. There is a list of support groups where you can meet other people struggling like you to cope with this terrible disease.
The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association is, “To eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.”
Please join Moving Forward, the Senior Care Coalition, Sunrise Senior Living, the Garden Terrace, Aging Options, SHAG, KIRO, KING5 and so many more in supporting the Alzheimer’s Association. This a disease that touches most families at some time. Donate today for those who needing support today and for those being diagnosed in the future.
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