There are more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease, and there is no way to prevent or cure the condition. This neurological disorder can have a severe effect on the families who are caring for a loved one. Many reach out for Alzheimer's care but still struggle with the additional effects of the disease.
September is National Alzheimer's Month and the disease is currently the most expensive in the U.S., costing the country $203 billion per year, according to NBC. More people are expected to develop this irreversible health condition, especially as the baby boomer generation gets older. It is estimated that Alzheimer's could end up costing upward of $1.2 trillion dollars by 2050.
Although it is the most expensive, the disease is less funded than others, such as cancer and HIV/AIDS. As the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., professionals in the medical field want to do more research in order to learn about the potential triggers.
The effects of Alzheimer's can take a big toll on those affected as well as their family members. SYNERGY HomeCare of Denver can help by offering memory care services as well as important respite care services for family caregivers. Please contact us to learn more or for a free consultation.
The Alzheimer's Association is committed to helping service providers improve their knowledge and skills, build stronger teams and deliver better care to people with dementia and their families. Organizations that have completed Leaders in Dementia Care training have met the following requirements: a minimum of 8 hours in Alzheimer's specific care techniques annually, and attendance by over 75% of their staff. Leaders in Dementia Care recognizes a commitment to training staff in order to better care for those affected by Alzheimer's disease, this is not an endorsement.
SYNERGY HomeCare is committed to being a solution provider in our local Denver community and we have invested in training for our entire staff to provide quality care to those clients and families coping with Alzheimer's.
New certification starting in July 2012 through:
To qualify, organizations must have
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