The Face Behind Dementia campaign
Alzheimer's is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another dementia. This is the only cause of death in the top 10 that cannot be prevented, slowed or cured.
In Western Nevada County, families dealing with Alzheimer's or other progressive dementia have a place to go for support and assistance--The Alzheimer's Outreach Program (AOP). Caring for someone with Alzheimer's is one of the most important commitments that someone can make. In most cases, it demands all of your time and all of your energy. Many caregivers experience symptoms of stress such as fatigue, tension, anger, guilt and feeling overwhelmed. Caregivers feel alone and separated from family, friends and community.
The Alzheimer's Outreach Project provides crisis management, respite and caregiver support, the Yes I Can Caregiver Empowerment Series, and Community Education.
For more information, please call (530) 477-9700.