June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month
June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, a time to show support for people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. This is an opportunity to recognize caregivers for their dedication. Currently, 150,000 Georgians are living with Alzheimer’s disease. By 2025, the number of Georgians living with Alzheimer’s is expected to increase almost 27%.
Dementia is not a normal part of aging, but the number of families affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia continues to rise. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in Georgia. It is responsible for more deaths than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
There are a number of ways to help families affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias, including:
Locating resources via the Georgia Aging & Disability Resource Connection by visiting www.georgiaadrc.com or by calling 1-866-552-4464.
Sharing the Division of Aging Services’ webpage on dementia and caregiver resources (Dementia Resources | Division of Aging Services | Georgia Department of Human Services and Caregiving | Division of Aging Services | Georgia Department of Human Services.)
Attending a free informational Dementia Friends webinar to learn more about the signs and symptoms of dementia. The next Dementia Friends webinar takes place on June 22 at 12 p.m. Register here.
- Following our DHS Facebook page all month long to learn about resources and services available to provide support for caregivers and those living with dementia.
Join us this June as we raise awareness, support our fellow Georgians and take action to improve the lives of individuals and families living with dementia.