Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, a general term for the loss of memory and other intellectual abilities interfering with everyday life. Today, an estimated 5.8 million people are living with Alzheimer's. Every 65 seconds someone develops Alzheimer's. This disease gets worse over time, and it is fatal. Today it is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Unless a cure or prevention is found, by 2050 14 million people will have Alzheimer's.
This disease is a brain disorder that affects the neuron transmitters found in the brain. When these neuron transmitters don't function properly, the ability to do daily activities and the thought process is badly affected.
Signs of Alzheimer's
Difficulty Performing Familiar Tasks
Problems with Language
Disorientation to Time & Place
Changes in Mood or Behavior
Changes in Personality
Loss of Initiative
Informal Support Group for those caring for someone with a Memory Disorder
Priscilla Groh, Founder/President of Cheering for Charity Foundation, conducts once a month support groups in the West Chester and Westside areas. Priscilla cared for her mother, Helen, for 9 years and has experienced the hardships and stress of watching a loved one battle Alzheimer's.
Join her and attendees as they:
Exchange practical information on caregiving problems and possible solutions
Talk through challenges and ways of coping
Share feelings, needs and concerns
Learn about resources available
Alzheimer's not only affects the individual, but all loved ones too.
Many families try to take care of the person at home. This can have an enormous physical, emotional and financial impact on caregivers and families. It's essential to get support and plan to manage through the years ahead.
Attorneys who work in the field of elder law bring more to their practice than an expertise in the appropriate area of law. They also have knowledge of the senior population and their unique needs as well as the myths related to competence and aging. They are aware of the physical and mental difficulties that often accompany the aging process. Because of their broad knowledge base they are able to more thoroughly address the legal needs of their clients.
Senior Care Agencies