To My Audience:
Thank you greatly for visiting my page. Alzheimer's disease and other dementias have become more prominent in today's society thanks to the dedication from the Alzheimer's Association and similar organizations throughout the world to raise awareness of the affects of Alzheimer's and other dementias. Many of you reading my story have most likely been affected one way or another by this disease, whether it be through the line of work you are in, having a family or close loved one affected directly by the disease or looking to prevent any more generations from this disease. Everyone has their own story, which is beautiful in its own way and creates the passion within an individual to give back and work hard towards finding a cure.
Alzheimer's and dementia has affected me both personally and professionally. Multiple family members of mine have been diagnosed with some form of dementia, which has been difficult to watch. On the other hand, the work that I do with Always Best Care of Central Connecticut has exposed me to many individuals over the years who have been diagnosed with a form of dementia, each person different. I think the best expression I have heard to describe someone's experience with dementia is that there is no cookie cutter experience. There may be similarities, but not one person will ever have the exact same experience as another, which is why this disease is so unpredictable. There are currently 5 million individuals living in the United States with Alzheimer's, by 2050 this number is estimated to be 16 million.
Working with Always Best Care has inspired and motivated me to learn all that I can on dementia, including how I can best support those living with the diagnosis as well as the research moving towards a cure for dementia. I decided to become a Certified Dementia Practitioner in order to better educate the families that reach out to our agency for support, as well as educating those in the community through the program Dementia Friends provided by Live Well, formerly the Alzheimer's Resource Center. I will continue to do what I can to bring more awareness and reduce the stigma associated with Alzheimer's and other dementias.
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