Human Services

Director: Jennifer Johnson

The Alzheimer’s Association educates public on draft of the Washington State Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease

Community members can learn how people affected by Alzheimer’s will be helped by a State Plan to Address Alzheimer’s which will be given to State Legislature in January 2016.

[Seattle, WA September 15, 2015] The Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter will host a town hall meeting:

Friday, October 30, 1:30-3:00 PM
Mount Vernon Senior Center
1401 Cleveland Avenue Mount Vernon, Washington

Cohosted by Alzheimer Society of Washington

Washington State Community members will learn about the draft of the Washington State Planto Address Alzheimer’s,which is meant to guide the help and resources for over 100,000 individuals living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in Washington.

The State Plan will help public and private sectors organize to address the growing population of diagnosed individuals in Washington, which is expected to grow to 140,000 in just a few years.

It addresses meeting the needs of caregivers, reducing stigma associated with dementia, raising awareness, increasing
availability and affordability of long-term services and it also supports increasing the quality and availability of paid aides.

Caregivers like Anita Harvey feel the strain and need for more support, “The Alzheimer’s Association may be making great strides in research [and] increasing awareness…but doctors, nurses, hospitals, and care facilities need to be working just as hard… until there is a cure.”

For more detailed information visit alzwa.org
or call the Alzheimer’s Association at 206-363-5500.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. It is the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research. The Association’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease
through the advancement of research; to provi de and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of
dementia through the promotion of brain health. Its vision is a world without Alzheimer’s.

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