体育彩票365aqqa dozen minnesota organizations will be able to increase awareness of alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, promote early diagnosis and connect caregivers to resources, thanks to grants from the minnesota board on aging.

the board granted a total of $741,781. a park rapids agency was awarded some of those funds.

体育彩票365aqqliving at home of the park rapids area (lah) received $49,569 to increase awareness through dementia friends sessions, virtual dementia tours and lunch-and-learn modules. they will also host a three-day workshop with teepa snow’s “positive approach to care” program. lah is distributing 1,000 resource packets to hospitals, care communities and health fairs. they are expanding a caregiver coaching program as well as a new social media presence via a website and facebook page, plus they are hosting six performances of the remember project dementia awareness tour.

体育彩票365aqq“dementia is not a normal part of aging,” said susan mezzenga, chair of the minnesota board on aging. “timely diagnosis using appropriate tools is key to treatment and support.”

an estimated 97,000 minnesotans over age 65 have alzheimer’s disease. that number is projected to increase by 24 percent to 120,000 by 2025.

体育彩票365aqqalzheimer’s poses an array of challenges – emotional, medical, financial and social – to family members of those with the disease. seventy percent of people with alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are cared for in their homes; 75 percent of that care is given by family, friends and neighbors, according to the u.s. congress office of technology assessment.