Dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, is one of the biggest global public health challenges facing our generation. Worldwide, at least 44 million people are living with dementia this number is expected to double by 2030 and more than triple by 2050 to 115 million. In 2011, an estimated 747,000 Canadians were living with Alzheimer's or other dementias by 2031, it is estimated that 1.4 million Canadians will have dementia.
16th Annual Solutions for Family Caregiver Expo
Novi, Michigan 48374
Caring for a sick or aging loved one can be an overwhelming experience for many people in Southeast Michigan – but help is available. The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) is hosting its 16th Annual Solutions for Family Caregiver Expo to provide caregivers with valuable information, answers, and links to community resources and services in an effort to provide family caregivers with relief from their daily responsibilities and support to help them continue their important role.
Whether you are caring for a spouse, mother, father, child, relative or friend a few hours a week or 24 hours a day, you will not want to miss this important and FREE event:
Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
Letter from the 2015 Advocacy Forum Chair
Dear Fellow Advocates:
I am honored to serve as chair of the 2015 Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Forum, our 27th annual event in our nation's capital bringing together dedicated, like-minded supporters from communities throughout the country devoted to ending Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's and dementia have impacted my life continually for the last 50 years. During my adolescent, teen and young-adult days, my mom lived with the progression of Alzheimer's for 26 years. Throughout this challenging time, my father, her primary caretaker, and I committed ourselves to turning what could have been potential stumbling blocks for our family into stepping stones for others. Within a few years of Momma's passing, my family's commitment to caring for ourselves and others was once again called upon when Dad fell victim to and lived with vascular dementia for over a decade. Today, my family is again touched by the grips of this illness, as one of my siblings is in the early stages of memory loss.
University of North Florida Herbert University Center.
You Are Not Alone!
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter once said there are four types of people: caregivers, those who have been caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who receive care.
The fact is, caregiving will impact everyone. Your role may be short-term, long-term or indefinite. Whatever your circumstances, your caregiving journey may be filled with uncertainty. Your loved one's life has changed, and so has yours, perhaps dramatically.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s
The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide and 10 locations in our region, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions.