Dementia Education in Buffalo, NY
Aging with Purpose offers dementia education programs in order to raise awareness for memory deficits and cognitive health throughout aging. Early identification of symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s and other related dementias could benefit both the individual and caregiver throughout the entire aging process!
Dementia programs and/or presentations can be designed and purchased by Aging with Purpose LLC or a consultant from Aging with Purpose can present this information to your club, center, or community. Dementia education and early intervention is crucial to maintaining independence in the community!
If you or your loved one are experiencing symptoms of memory loss causing concern, an occupational therapy evaluation highlighting cognitive status can identify areas of concern. 1 in 3 cases of diagnosed dementia are caused by health conditions that, if addressed early enough, could have been prevented. In 20 minutes or less, you can have peace of mind and empower yourself with the next steps you need to ensure healthy aging!
Why should I be screened for dementia or memory deficits?
There are currently 400,000 people in New York living with Alzheimer’s and by 2025 there will be over 460,000 individuals aged 65 or older diagnosed with this disease (1). Shockingly, according to 2015 statistics, one third of New York State deaths are due to Dementia/Alzheimers (2). Many people believe Dementia to be uncommon or a normal sign of aging, but it isn’t. It is a new phenomenon sweeping the world, and research states that one in three cases of dementia can be prevented if identified early enough (4). Unfortunately, many people are not proactive to address symptoms which is causing rapid increases throughout the world.