It isn’t surprising that the time when family members are most likely to recognize the first signs of developing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia in a loved one comes during the holiday season. Family members and friends who have not seen one another for months, or even a year, gather, and the signs of memory loss or behavioral change become obvious.
Alzheimer’s Association supports families throughout their journey.
DayBreak Center, an adult daytime care center for seniors who can’t be left alone, is a wonderful opportunity for families. We provide a safe, caring, interactive environment for participants, while giving the family caregivers needed personal time. The benefits to both are many.
A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia is life changing and raises a lot of questions and emotions. It can leave a person
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