Become a Dementia FriendAs we recognize Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, learn more about what it’s like for those who live with dementia and how you can make a difference through social awareness.
Did you know that Alzheimer’s Disease is the only leading cause of death that can’t be prevented? Or that 80 million people will be diagnosed with a form of dementia by the end of the decade?
While these statistics may be alarming, there are many ways we can help better the lives of those who live with serious cognitive conditions. But in order to do so, we must first understand their signs and symptoms and have the courage and compassion to step up when needed.
This week, consider joining the Dementia Friend USA movement and being a dementia ally through acts of kindness. The free short video series or live interactive sessions on the group’s website teaches simple actions – such as how to recognize and approach someone needing assistance in a grocery aisle or on a bus counting change – that can make a difference to those living with dementias in your community.
Once you’ve become a Dementia Friend, tell us more about it in the comments!
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