The Call to Dementia Awareness Education
In the United States, one in nine people age 65 or older has Alzheimer’s disease*, more than five million individuals. In Minnesota, more than 90,000 people are living with dementia. Nearly 250,000 Minnesotans are either sharing caregiving responsibilities or are the sole caregiver for a family member. That means thousands of people living in your community are affected by memory loss in some way. It could be your neighbor, your co-worker, your customer, or someone sitting beside you in your place of worship. It may be a family member. It may be you.
Is your community, business, organization, or place of worship informed about dementia? Does it provide a safe and respectful environment that supports the concerns facing people living with dementia, as well as their caregivers? What makes an environment dementia-friendly?
Do you have questions? In an effort to provide some answers, the West Central Dementia Awareness Network (WCDAN) has a group of committed educators who offer the following four presentations to our communities.
- Know the Ten Signs: Early Detection Matters
- The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s
- Dementia Friendly @ Work
- Dementia Friends
WCDAN educators are certified by the Alzheimer’s Association to teach their curricula. They also attend ongoing training for educational updates. ACT on Alzheimer’s presentation educators require certification from the state office of ACT on Alzheimer’s.
Ready to learn more?
Call us! We’ll help you determine which presentation is right for you and/or your organization. Please contact Jody Loseth at 320-444-8027 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*All statistics courtesy of Alzheimer’s Association, alz.org®