Focus on Dementia and Alzheimer's
This week the team at FirstLight Silicon Valley would like to share a collection of articles and resources that focus on Alzheimer's and Dementia. Approximately 1 in 10 Americans over the age of 65 have Alzheimer's in some form; and 1/3 of American's over the age of 85 are affected by the illness. With numbers climbing though, so has awareness, research, and support.
The Alzheimer's organization and other local senior focused groups are offering tremendous resources; private companies have started forming employee support groups in recognition of the challenges our sandwich generation face; and social media and technology play a prominent role in connecting people worldwide from both a clinical and emotional standpoint. Below are just a few articles and local support resources; certainly reach out to discuss additional ways FirstLight and our team of experienced dementia trained caregivers can help.
Molly Johnson is the Co-Owner and Director of Client Services for FirstLight Silicon and Tri Valley. Advocating and supporting our elder community is among her highest priorities. Please reach out for any additional information on this or other previously featured topics.