Alzheimer’s Awareness Month – November 2015
NOVEMBER: ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH
Anchorage, AK – Governor William Walker has proclaimed November 2017 as Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month for the state of Alaska.
It is estimated that more than 8,000 Alaskans today are living with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. In 2014 an estimated 33,000 family caregivers provided over $458 million worth of unpaid care in Alaska. It is important to acknowledge the effects of this disease as Alzheimer’s affects not only individuals diagnosed, but also, their families, friends, and communities.
Though there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, quality care and programs are available and promising developments in research are being made. As November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month Governor William Walker and the Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska encourage all citizens to become educated about the disease, reach out to those living with the repercussions of the disease, encourage and support the family members caring for loved ones with the disease, as well as remember those who have been lost to Alzheimer’s.
For the entire month of November classes, memory screenings, open houses and events will be held throughout the state by the Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska.
Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska is the state’s leading source of information, services and support for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. The non-profit organization serves the entire state and is dedicated to ensuring quality of life until a cure is found.
For more information on classes visit our events page or in Anchorage call 561-3313.