Every year in more than 600 communities nationwide people come together by taking part in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. We are anxiously awaiting the Cleveland Walk to End Alzheimer’s on October 6 at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. This wonderful venue will welcome an estimated 4,000 walkers from more than 300 teams, including the fabulous Judson Team!
The walk raises awareness and funds that fuel local care and support services. In FY2019, the Cleveland Area Chapter served just over 5,900 unduplicated individuals throughout its five-county service area. Yet more must be done to assist families.
Dementia care coaching is just one of the ways the chapter serves families affected by Alzheimer’s or other dementias. This is a free service and can be done in person or by phone. Dementia care coaching provides personalized information, resources and strategies and creates an action plan to help with key decision making. Regular contact with staff provide ongoing support over time to assist with the care of the affected person.
The chapter’s dementia care consultants are available to provide support at any stage of the Alzheimer’s journey, including for those newly-diagnosed.
Care consultants stress “learn, talk and plan” with affected individuals and families. And, like Stan B. said, “no one has to think that they are on their own.”
Consider these tips for living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia:
Judson is proud to once again sponsor and participate in the Cleveland Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
If you or a family member is struggling with Alzheimer’s dementia or other cognitive changes, you are not alone. The Alzheimer’s Association is here to help both in our chapter offices in Avon, Beachwood and Mentor as well as 24/7 by phone to the Helpline – 800.272.3900. Or visit www.alz.org