October 17, 2019
I hope you are enjoying the beginning of our fall season! Please join me for the fifth workshop in this Resource Workshops: Bringing Services to You series on Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the New Carrollton Branch Library, 7414 Riverdale Road, New Carrollton. The topic will be about programs, services, and opportunities for Veterans and their families in the County.
Alzheimer's Association & Dementia Friendly America
Currently, an estimated 5.8 million Americans are living with dementia, including an estimated 5.6 million people age 65 and older and approximately 200,000 individuals age 65 and under.
Although the terms "dementia" and "Alzheimer's" are often used interchangeably, while related, there is a difference. The Alzheimer's Association defines:
Dementia: the umbrella term for diseases and conditions characterized by a decline in memory, language, problem-solving and other thinking skills that affect a person's ability to perform everyday activities.
Alzheimer's: most common type of dementia. A progressive brain disease
that causes problems with memory, thinking, behavior, and loss of cognitive abilities for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases.
is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support, and research. There are wonderful resources for caregivers and those living with the disease that Alzheimer's Association offers
Prince George's County Department of Family Services - Aging and Disabilities Services Division runs an ALERT & RETURN program for caregivers of individuals diagnosed with dementia. See below for more information:
is a national initiative addressing Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. DFAi is spearheaded by the Prince George's Department of Family Services Area Agency on Aging. Supportive services include a Call in Caregiver Support Group, Memory Cafe', and Caregiver Resource Saturdays programming - see more
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Did you know that 1 in 5 adults & 1 in 10 teens suffer from Mental Illness?
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is an organization that has core services in education, advocacy, community outreach, and support for those who may know someone or are themselves experiencing mental illnesses.
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NAMI offers support groups that provide a confidential place to share experiences and receive support from others who understand and care for your situation. All are welcome, read about their support groups here .
During the workshop NAMI shared useful resources here and tips here.
We will continue to bring resources and information to our community.
Together Strengthening Our Community,