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We are your leading all-volunteer, all-Dementias nonprofit charity... the Dementia Society of America!
Active or Retired Federal Employee? You can now choose the Dementia Society for your CFC contributions.
Click here to go to the CFC site. Search for # 68147
Deadline - Friday January 12th, 2018
The Dementia Society advocates for all forms of Dementia including:
By sharing these resources, our all-volunteer nonprofit organization wants to bring HOPE through education about what Dementia is, what it isn't, and to help people who live with Dementia continue to lead meaningful lives, as well as supporting their care partners.
This fact may surprise you, but it summarizes the impact Dementia has on our families: it is thought that more than 9 million Americans live with some form of Dementia today. Moreover, research has suggested that Alzheimer's-type Dementia alone is considered to represent more than half of the cases.* Even more shocking, when all forms of Dementia are combined together, they are found to be the 3rd leading cause of death, behind heart disease and stroke in high-income countries.**
Some would say that the number of deaths attributable to Dementia may be significantly under-reported due to the stigma of the disease, lack of education, or other coexisting health issues that can often occur at the end of your life. No matter what the numbers are, Dementia is costly in every way possible, both financial and personal. Our goal is to provide HOPE and help to individuals, caregivers, corporations and communities that wish to learn more about Dementia via our resources and programs, which are targeted at improving quality of life.
Billions are spent each year in rising healthcare costs relating to Dementia. In addition to the financial burdens, family and care partners looking after loved ones and friends are often emotionally frustrated and physically stretched to the maximum.
Rich or poor, or somewhere in-between, you can die prematurely just because of Dementia. Alzheimer's, a disease which may represent roughly half of all Dementias, along with many other forms of progressive Dementia, cross cultural and socioeconomic divides. Today there are no cures or effective long-term treatments.
However, you can get great satisfaction, and an increased inner strength and sense of well-being in caring for someone living with Dementia, but it is still not easy. Even professional caregivers who are paid to give a helping hand, and assist those living with Dementia, experience occasional burnout. But you can help.
Person-centered care, and going further if possible to person-directed care, requires that we always treat individuals uniquely, with respect, and with dignity to the end of their lives. These are the keys to an optimal quality of life and the best of possible tomorrows.
Yes, you can help enhance the lives of those living with Dementia and their caregivers!
Please get involved, or donate today.