2013 Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Seminar

Learn about Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related illnesses. We’ll teach how to interact with, support, and encourage those affected, and guide you to the resources that are available.

Presented by Diana Lane, RN
Western Home Communities in Cedar Falls

When:

April 27, 2013
1:00 – 4:00 pm

Where:

Grandview Church of Christ
2736 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa

We will learn:

– What makes up dementia.
– About the most common diseases causing dementia.
– Basic practices to interact with persons with dementia.
– How to be supportive to persons dealing with these diseases.

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Stats:

Today, 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease – 5.2 million aged 65 and over, and 200,000 under the age of 65. By 2050, up to 16 million are expected to have the disease. Of Americans aged 65 and over, 1 in 8 has Alzheimer’s, and nearly half of people aged 85 and older have the disease. Another American develops Alzheimer’s disease every 68 seconds. In 2050, an American will develop the disease every 33 seconds. Caregivers also suffer greatly. Fifteen million family members and friends provided 17.4 billion hours of unpaid care to those with Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related illnesses in 2011 – care valued at $210 billion.

1 in 8 Americans over age 65 has Alzheimer’s

Emotional stress and depression are commonly reported among caregivers, frequently taking a great emotional and physical toll on their own health. There was an increase of 66% in deaths from Alzheimer’s between 2000 and 2008.   (source: www.alz.org)