More than 1 million people in the United States are diagnosed with LBD, which is one of the most common forms of dementia. It is a progressive disease, meaning symptoms start slowly and worsen over time.
ACL provides grants that support state and community efforts to increase the availability of dementia-capable home and community-based services and supports for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia (ADRD) and their caregivers.
Taking action to address the many detrimental challenges of Alzheimer’s and related dementias is a U.S. federal government priority.
Caregivers often experience special challenges surrounding the end of life of someone with dementia in part because the disease progression is so unpredictable.
Have your health needs changed over the last year? Medicare plans change every year, and your health situation can also change. South Mountain Memory Care in Emmaus, PA, recommends you closely check your plans to see if they cover dementia care.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, it may be difficult to think beyond the day to day. However, taking steps now can help prepare for a smoother tomorrow.