Your Alzheimer's Community
If you know someone with Alzheimer's disease or have been diagnosed yourself, this is your community. Alzheimers.net grew out of the need to have a social network that will be a respite, a resource and a way to connect with others who share a common bond. Get authoritative, up-to-date resources and advice from professionals with expertise about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness and National Family Caregivers Month. In honor of the month, we’re sharing a list of the various ways to get involved with the cause.
Learn how to help educate, inform and support Alzheimer’s caregivers and disease education and prevention measures in the list below.
National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness and Family Caregivers Month: How to Get Involved
November was designated National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month by former President Ronald Reagan in 1983. The goal was to help the public become more educated about the disease, which affected less than 2 million people Read more
Last Updated: November 12, 2018
November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month as well as National Caregivers Month. Caregivers are on the front lines of the fight against Alzheimer’s, witnessing its devastating effects daily.
This month, let’s celebrate caregivers for all they do and for the impact they have in the lives of people with Alzheimer’s, which cannot be overstated.
Celebrating Caregivers During Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that in the last year (2018), 16.1 million caregivers provided 18.4 billion hours of unpaid care valued at $220 billion.
While both men and women are impacted by Alzheimer’s, women often bear the burden of