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Quick Question: What are you doing for National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and Family Caregivers Month
posted 11.19.2012

November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and Family Caregivers Month and we were wondering what you and/or your organization to raise awareness about Alzheimer's Disease and honor family caregivers. Here's what you said...

Some events and other activities respondents have planned included: 

Participated in the National Memory Screening Day and provided screening and information to approximately 60 individuals

We have asked the mayor of our city to prepare a proclamation recognizing the month and also invited him to visit our adult day services program to see what we do for those suffering from the disease and how we give respite to the family caregivers.

Received a grant to spend time in collaboration with the Alzheimer's Association of Western & Central Washington. Our agency is recruiting new sites, especially churches, to offer support groups for caregivers of persons with dementia. Leaders in those sites are being trained and supported by the Alzheimer's Association. Follow-up will be done by the agency to ensure that the Alzheimer's Association–Church partnership is going well. So we're beginning new work in both fronts!

November isn't over yet, so you still have time to get involved and help raise awareness about Alzheimer's disease and honor the family caregivers in your communities. Click here for more information and resources.

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