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Wolfeboro, NH – The number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease is expected to more than triple in the next few decades – from five million today to more than 16 million by 2050, unless a cure is found.I As the number of individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia grows, so, too, will the need for communities to adapt and become more accessible to those living with dementia-related diseases.
This September, as part of World Alzheimer’s Month, the Home Instead Senior Care® network is on a mission to educate Americans about Alzheimer’s by encouraging individuals to pledge to learn more about the disease and how to respectfully and compassionately interact with those who live with it.
News Director Christian Mower spoke with Wolfeboro dementia and aging expert Cindy Eichling from Home Instead Senior Care about how to detect, get treatment for, and more importantly take care of a loved one with this terrible disease. To listen to the full interview click below.
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On Alzheimer’s LearningSM Day, September 21, 2017, Home Instead Senior Care invites people from Wolfeboro to participate in two free live training webinars featuring leading experts in Alzheimer’s and dementia care to better respond to the needs of individuals living with the condition.
To check out the Free Webinars click here
The commitment to learn more about Alzheimer’s and other dementias is one that we all should make. To do so, here are five steps you can take:
- Learn the symptoms. Visit http://www.helpforalzheimersfamilies.com/alzheimers-dementia-dealing/symptoms-and-stages/ to learn more about the symptoms and signs of Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
- Read an article about Alzheimer’s. Articles about Alzheimer’s can be found at http://www.helpforalzheimersfamilies.com/alzheimers-dementia-dealing/guide/.
- Watch and share the “I Will Remember You” video at http://www.helpforalzheimersfamilies.com/alzheimers-dementia-dealing/capturing-memories/video/.
- Take an E-Learning Class. Visit http://www.helpforalzheimersfamilies.com/alzheimers-dementia-education/ to find an online Alzheimer’s and dementia class that interests you.
- Spread the word. Take the Home Instead Alzheimer’s Learning Day pledge and share on your social media channels why you are participating.
For more information about Home Instead Senior Care’s Alzheimer’s Learning Day and tips for respectfully interacting with someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia, please visit AlzLearn.com.