Starting the Discussion
Since my mother's Alzheimer's diagnosis in 2007 at the age of 54, I have been unable to find any one my own age that is dealing with the same struggles I face on a daily basis. And the resources that are currently available are to young caregivers is just not enough. I can no longer suffer alone in silence, and nor should you!
Deaths due to dementia more than doubled between 2000 and 2015, and is projected to double every 20 years, reaching 75 million in 2030 and 131.5 million in 2050. It was the 7th leading cause of global deaths in 2015.
There is currently no cure.
I know firsthand that being a caregiver can leave you feeling overwhelmed, ill-prepared and alone. Discuss Dementia is a safe space to share experiences, advice and research regarding the various types of dementias and Alzheimer's Disease.
People living with, and affected by dementia, can work together to have their concerns heard, while building awareness of Alzheimer's disease.
Help me start a meaningful discussion that can make a difference!